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Hiring: Beekeeping Team Manager/Gestionnaire d'équipe (Eastern Canada)
Company: Alvéole
Location: Ottawa or Québec City

At Alvéole, we install urban beehives while educating thousands of businesses, organizations, schools, and families about bees and beekeeping along the way.

Ultimately, we want to make people fond of bees, which in turn will lead to them falling in love with nature and building awareness about the impact that each and every one of us can have in preserving our environment. We’re a B Corp founded in 2013 and active in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Beekeeping Team Manager/Gestionnaire d'équipe (Eastern Canada)

Reporting to the Beekeeping Team Regional Manager, the Beekeeping Team Manager manages the beekeeping team and operations for their city/district. The district of Eastern Canada includes: Halifax, Quebec City, and Ottawa.

This is a full-time, permanent position in accordance with Alvéole’s current policies.

Role and responsibilities

  • Manage a team of about 7+ beekeepers, and 1 lead beekeeper.
  • Hire, manage, train, and support new and existing beekeepers.
  • Hire, train and manage a team of seasonal staff for honey harvest period.
  • Coach and guide the team to grow and develop professionally.
  • Support Lead Beekeeper in overseeing beekeeping operations, including rooftop installation of new hives, swarm prevention, routine maintenance schedules, pest and parasite control, and seasonal honey extraction.
  • Implement standard operating procedures to ensure quality service, practices, and client experience.
  • Help the beekeeping team manage accounts and build relationships with businesses, schools, and other organizations through in-person and online communication tools.
  • Oversee the ongoing strategy for city growth and development.
  • Propose beekeeping projects to potential new clients with the help of Alvéole’s sales team.
  • Work in tandem with the Lead Beekeeper to manage inventory and maintenance of warehouse facilities, operating vehicles, beekeeping equipment, and supplies.
  • Travel to all cities within the district each month and/or based on need.
  • Plan travel for Lead Beekeeper to all cities within the district each month and/or based on need.
  • Participate in workgroups, and collaborate with other Beekeeping Team Managers to develop tools and processes related to training and operations of the city.
  • Handle miscellaneous duties, clerical tasks and responsibilities as defined by management.


  • Ability to exercise active listening, empathy, and resolve conflict efficiently.
  • Results-driven, goal-oriented and autonomous.
  • Resourceful with a demonstrated ability to anticipate change and proactively adjust priorities and strategies accordingly.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable to coach and lead teams with different experience levels and job realities.


  • Minimum 1 year of management experience; additional experience is an asset.
  • Degree in business, management or related fields is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and autonomous working skills.
  • Knowledge of Mac (Apple) systems and Google tools.
  • Comfortable with the reality of beekeeping hazards (stings, heavy lifting).
  • Commitment to learning the principles of beekeeping through company training
  • and personal initiative.
  • Comfortable working at heights.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Spoken and written English & French

To apply, please click here.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 19 2022    ID: 65723