An apiary worker, often called a beekeeper, manage colonies of honeybees for the production of honey as well as pollination services.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A high school degree will suffice for most employers, but if you would like a management or research position in relation to beekeeping, you may consider earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in entomology or biology. You may also attend short courses offered by colleges or extension.
To pursue a career as an Apiary Worker or Beekeeper:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, mathematics, natural resources, horticulture, and Spanish.
Where can I work?
Apiary workers or beekeepers work for large companies that produce honey products, but many are also self-employed or work for smaller privately owned apiaries.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an apiary worker or beekeeper will be fair over the next five years.
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