123 Main Street • Atlanta, Georgia • 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235
Objective: Seek the Position of Beekeeper
SUMMARY: Exceptionally gifted Beekeeper with huge experience in operating beehives to produce honey and related products such as beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis (bee glue and bee antiseptic) and queen bees, and to pollinate seed, fruit, nut and vegetable crops.
Summary of Qualifications
Over seven years experience with beekeeping.
Solid communication skills and excellent command of the English language.
Exceptional desire to share knowledge with the public.
Profound ability to work well with diverse clientele.
Great ability to work independently.
Uncommon ability to follow directions with accuracy and with attention to detail.
Strong ability to commit to a pre-arranged schedule.
Strong ability to keep accurate records.
Bee Home Inc., Minneapolis, MN 2002 - Present
Assemble beehives, using hand tools.
Arrange with sellers for purchases of honeybee colonies.
Insert honeycomb of bees into beehive or induct wild swarming bees into hive of prepared honeycomb frames.
Place screen plug in hive entrance to confine bees and set hive in orchard, clover field, or near other source of nectar and pollen.
Force bees from hive, using smoke pot or by placing carbolic acid soaked pad over hive to inspect hive and to harvest honeycombs.
Scrape out parasites, such as wax moth larvae, and removes vermin, such as birds and mice.
Collect royal jelly from queen bee cells for sale as base for cosmetics and as health food.
Destroy superfluous queen bee cells to prevent division of colony by swarming.
Destroy diseased bee colonies, using cyanide gas.
Burn hive of diseased bee colony or sterilize hive, using caustic soda solution.
Uncap harvested honeycombs and extract honey.
Arrange with buyers for sale of honey.
Cultivate bees to produce bee colonies and queen bees for sale.
Bee Home Inc., Minneapolis, MN 1998 - 2002
Apprentice Beekeeper (under the supervision of experienced Beekeeper)
Built or put together parts of ready-made beehives.
Treated and painted beehive parts to prevent wood rot.
Negotiated with property owners and government agencies for sites on which to keep their bees.
Transported hives to sites which have been assessed for honey and/or pollen production potential.
Inserted sheets of wax stamped with a honeycomb imprint into frames to be placed into hives.
Removed honeycombs from the hive and extract honey.
Looked after and repaired beehives and honey-extracting equipment.
Controlled bee diseases, pests and parasites in working hives.
Packaged and sold honey, pollen, propolis and beeswax.
Re-queened colonies and raised queen bees for own use or sale.
Negotiated with farmers to provide pollination services in the growing of nut, fruit, seed and vegetable crops.
Processed and cleaned beeswax
Education and Professional Training
Active Member of the Montgomery County Beekeepers Association
Successfully completed Nature Center Volunteer Orientation e-Learning Course