Bee Worker

Attend to bee colonies to produce queen bees.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bee Workers do?

Attends bee colony to produce queen bees: Fits bar containing cell cups grafted with bee larvae into notched hive frame to prepare frame for placement in cell building hive in which bees form queen cells on cup base. Blows smoke into hive to quiet bees, using smoke producing device. Reads grafting date, opens hive, and inserts frame in sequence by date. Pulls out queen cell frame of specified age and places frame in incubator to continue maturation process. Opens hive and pours sugar on tops of frames to feed bees. Mixes and kneads specified types and quantities of ingredients to make bee candy. Presses piece of candy into end of queen shipping cage to provide food for queen and workers during shipping. May construct shipping cages. May select and collect queen bees meeting specified criteria for shipping.

Should I be a Bee Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Aquaculture Worker, Barn Worker, Bee Keeper, Bee Robber, Berry Planter, Bog Worker, Bridge Worker Apprentice See More

    How to become a Bee Worker

    Most Bee Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2896%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,96,96
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