Beekeeper: The bee-keeper manages colonies of bees in order to harvest honey and other Bee related by-products (Wax, Pollen, Propolish, Royal Jelly, Bee venometc etc). His responsibilities include nurturing the bees to sell the raw and finished products in the market.
Brief Job Description: The individual at work is responsible for carrying out beekeeping operation right from understanding bee biology and behaviour to harvesting and processing of products.
Personal Attributes: The job requires the individual to have mental and physical ability, good sight, attention to details, capability to follow safety procedures and stamina to work for long hours.
NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS (Nos.)
♦ UNDERSTAND BEE BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR
♦ HANDLE BEEKEEPING SYSTEMS AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENTS
♦ BEEHIVE MANAGEMENT
♦ MANAGE INSECTS DISEASES AND NUISANCES IN BEEHIVE
♦ HARVEST, PROCESS AND MARKET THE PRODUCE