Apiculture Specialist


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
Apiculture Specialist

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


Potential Salary Range

$60,000 - $90,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK

Some days I am in the office, other days I get to work in the field with producers in the beekeeping community


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.

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

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.

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Problem Solving

It's important to be a quick problem solver when you are providing advice to the beekeeping community on various production practices.


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.



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. 


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Working with Animals
Helps Others
Independent Work