Explore Careers Think Career Profile Apiculture Specialist Holland Code: Think I am passionate about bees and I get to use that passion to help beekeepers grow their businesses in a healthy, productive way to optimize success" Paige Marchant, Provincial Apiarist with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture In A Nutshell I act as the direct link between the beekeeping community and the provincial government I use my knowledge and experience to help educate existing and future beekeepers on honey bee health issues, management practices and biosecurity I aid in keeping honey bees in my province healthy and strong Swipe Potential Salary Range $60,000 - $90,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan Some days I am in the office, other days I get to work in the field with producers in the beekeeping community Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Provide front line/direct support for the apiculture sector in the province Advise beekeepers on specialized production practices Promote and develop the goals, mandate and objectives of the provincial government Advise on key issues regarding honey bee health, production and other honey bee issues Conduct hive health inspections Assist in the implementation of legislation related to honey bee health and protection Consult on the development of strategic opportunities for the agriculture sector Evaluate and provide advice on proposals and business plans submitted by commercial beekeepers Initiate, develop and deliver workshops and other information sessions to the beekeeping community in the province Education & Training To work in a management or research position, a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, animal bioscience, biology, or entomology is likely required. 100all Job Outlook The labour demand and the labour supply are expected to be relatively in line for this job over the next ten years; the job outlook is fair. Related School Subjects Science Ed. Prof. et Tech. What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Bees Honey Hives Pollinators Important Skills Analytical Thinking Sometimes I look into a hive and notice the bees behaving unusually; I have to quickly analyze the situation to figure out what's wrong. Artboard 32@5x Problem Solving It's important to be a quick problem solver when you are providing advice to the beekeeping community on various production practices. Patience When working with bees, it's so important to stay calm and be patient to keep the animals you're working with calm as well. interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal As a liason, I need to listen actively, and communicate well so my clients feel a professional connection to me and feel supported by my guidance. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Working with Animals Helps Others Independent Work Similar Careers Aquaculture Technologist Horticulturist Livestock Groomer & Technician Agricultural Business Advisor Helpful Links Beekeepers- Overview Beekeeping for Beginners Canadian Apiculture Industry The Honey Bee Research Centre snapAG- Bees Career Glossary Etymology Swarm Smoker/Smoke Pot References Canadian Honey Council National Occupational Classification. (2020). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.