My name is Alex, I am 24 yr old male beekeeper of 6yrs. I am from New Zealand. Me and my partner are relocating to Portland early March. I am putting my feelers out and looking around for any employment opportunities.
I have worked commercial beekeeping for 5yrs. I have established 12 personally owned hives from one swarm caught when I was 18. I have completed a Telford Certificate of Beekeeping Knowlegde in New Zealand. (One yr study).
I wish to further my skills knowledge and experience and would like to gain several years overseas beekeeping exp before returning home to start my own operation.
If anybody would like more information or may have an opportunity for me starting late March please email.
Post by canbybeeland on Feb 26, 2015 21:13:37 GMT -7
We have land , and would be happy to host your efforts of getting established here. If land 30-45 min south of downtown portland is ok, in rural region town of <20,000 population (canby, or) . write us .
my recent post is under name canbybeeland. my email is email@example.com
here is what we are looking for. Unsure if this at all a match...
I am an organic gardner of vegetables, berries, native and other wildflowers -for personal enjoyment/use- and live on a 24 acre farm just 1.5 miles south of city of canby,oregon (45 min south of portland). I have seen your website, and am hoping to get info from within people who believe in natural beekeeping.
We have been on our property for 5 years, with initial interest in possibly doing beekeeping, (leaning a lot toward bee friendly plants, trees,shrubs) but realistically we don’t have the time nor intense interest to pursue being beekeepers.My wife and I both work close to full time(4-5 days a week)as a teacher and a family doctor.
I am interested in inviting a small scale preferably organic process beekeeper to maybe run 1-5 hives or so over time - on whatever location is best on the property. I understand that most keepers offer some personal amounts of honey in exchange for the opportunity to be on the land. I am fine with that.
We have 1/4 mile of riverfront along molalla river, which we are reestablishing /rebuilding riverside riparian zone forest (2500+ trees and shrubs, very heavy on willows, red osier dogwoods, full diversity of native plants and trees ). We are as of 12/2014 designated as a wildlife conservation and management AREA -23.25 of the total 24.25 acres, with oregon dept fish and wildlife. There is already a good population of all types of bumble,mason,honeybees in the seasons, but I want to support more. We get good pollination already, but hives can indirectly support others in this rural area.
Part of our plans is to plant oaks and maintain a traditional Oak woodland on at least 15 acres of the remaining pasture areas that last had a crop of winter barley 2009/2010. We have no intention of growing any crops for fodder, nor food or profit. Will just work to establish a good balanced set of grassland species to support birds, other wildlife along with the oak forest, the new (as of 2012) young riparian forest.
If you know of a beekeeper or certain individuals that might be interested at your shop/clientele, or from a local beekeepers club, please feel free to pass this info on.
David Peter 25130 S hwy 170 canby, 97013. 503-266-0368