Honey Bee Breeding Technician and Coordinator, 2 positions available
Full-time positions are available to join an ongoing breeding project near Hilo, Hawaii, focused on Varroa resistance in commercially desirable honey bees.
These positions will be hired through Hawaii Island Honey Company and managed via a cooperative agreement of the research group, Project Apis m., Hawaii Island Honey Company, USDA and Arista Bee Research. The location makes use of the favorable climatic conditions to breed bees year-round. Honey bee lines are established, tested and selected for high levels of Varroa resistance, using bee breeding techniques and Varroa resistance selection methods. In addition, colonies are tested for their performance as pollinators and honey producers in commercial beekeeping settings. We are currently looking for two motivated apiarists to join this state-of-the art project. Job level will be based on education and experience of the candidate.
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To submit a job for posting, please e-mail: Sharah@ProjectApism.org