We are still working on filling our Beekeeping Internship position for the upcoming 2012 season. For the past 5 years we have listed our internship position on the NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project Internship and Apprenticeships Web Site. NCAT stands for the National Center for Appropriate Technology.
(excerpt of our listing from the NCAT Web Site)
Internship & Apprenticeship Details
E&M Gold Beekeepers,LLC
113 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Contact: Mary Kosenski
Last Updated: 01-03-2012
General Description: We are suppliers and producers of Jersey Fresh and regional honey products in Monmouth County, N.J. who use natural and chemical-free beekeeping techniques and also breed our own queens. We are a family business that is fully insured and registered to do business in N.J. We supply local retailers and caterers with honey including local and raw honey for those interested in its health benefits, bulk honey for cooking purposes and honey of regional production for those looking for variety. In addition we sell honey soap, beeswax candles, hand creams and lip balms. We also sell our products at Craft shows.
Internship Starts: May 1, 2012
Internship Ends: September 30, 2012
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: April 1, 2012
Minimum Length of Stay: same
Skills Desired: We are looking for a self-starter and quick learner who is interested in learning chemical free beekeeping and is willing to perform daily physical work amongst the amazing honeybee. You must have a drivers license and transportation and must be available an average of 20 daylight hours per week, May though September. Interested candidates should provide their contact information and previous experience; references will be required.
Educational Opportunities: Developing a natural and stronger honeybee using the Carniolan and Russian honeybee races and rearing queens using the Cloake Board method. You will experience and learn to rear and manage the honeybee with out the use of chemicals.
Stipend: 20 hour per week at $150.00
Preferred method Of Contact: email or by phone
Internship Details: Duties will include working and managing honeybees in our (2) breeding yards and (15) out-yards, harvesting honey, queen rearing, bottling honey and delivering packages to FedEx and deliver honey products to our customers. Our method of beekeeping is very labor intensive since we use natural methods to manage our bees and do not use any chemicals.