Bumblebee Production Supervisor


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Located in Redding, CA

Salary: $20-$27 per hour dep on exp


The new pollinating bumblebee program with this client is in the works. We are looking for a person to breed and maintain colonies of bumblebees under confinement (laboratory production). Implementation of this program will require a fundamental knowledge of social insects, such as bumblebees and bees, and their biology and life cycles, with the aim of breeding high quality hives to pollinate crops in greenhouses and open fields.



  • Setup and follow up the bumblebee rearing production and facilities that will comply with the production needs
  • Monitors the KPI’s and Reporting of the evolution of the project and production on a weekly basis
  • Fill, prepare, and send weekly production report, environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, photoperiod
  • Fill, prepare, and send weekly report of Inventory of raw materials, bumblebee hives in process and for sales quantities
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Follow production protocols and safety procedures
  • Annual collection of queens when necessary
  • Feed the hives under the established feeding regimen
  • Manipulate and interact with bumblebees, workers, males and queens
  • Keep records including traceability of the hives, their growth and evolution during their development
  • Interact with employees, leads, managers, vendors, and inside and outside the bumblebee department
  • Keep work areas clean and organized be able to set up and maintain the 5’S Program



  • College degree in Biology, Agronomy, or related field such as biotechnology, plant science, biology, ecology, or entomology, or a combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years of work experience with insects, social insects, and/or mites preferred


  • Working knowledge of bees, bumblebees, and their life cycles
  • Knowledge of beneficial insects for pest control and pollination
  • Familiar with workplace safety and sanitation programs and procedures
  • Computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Teams, Outlook
  • Assertive verbal and written communication at all levels of the company
  • Skilled in basic mathematics
  • Skilled in data analysis
  • Ability to think critically and ask relevant questions
  • Ability to adapt to frequent changes, conflicting schedules, and shifting deadlines
  • Ability to adjust to new procedures with or without notice

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (with or without accommodations):

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be reasonably met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Stand, walk, bend over, kneel, crouch, reach overhead, grasp, push, and pull.

Temperatures from 41°F to 86°F in climate room, fridges, ambient humidity from 55% to 75%

Move, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds to shoulder height

Sitting, walking, or standing for up to 3 hours at a time

Manual dexterity to use computer keyboard, telephone, and various office equipment

Vision, hearing, and speaking necessary to perform job duties



The work environment characteristics are representative of those in an apiary, agricultural, and/or laboratory setting.

Work is primarily performed in an indoor/outdoor environment

Work may occasionally be performed in an indoor warehouse or shipping/receiving environment

May be required to work outside of normal workdays and hours to meet operational deadlines


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.00 - $27.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


Express Office: Redding
2697 Victor Avenue
Suite B
Redding, CA 96002
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