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Beekeeper Salary
in Washington, United States

$49,090 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$1,473

Average Bonus

Last updated: February 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Beekeeper is $49,090 a year and $24 an hour in Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Beekeeper is between $36,406 and $59,679. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Beekeeper. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Washington, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Raises bees to produce honey and pollinate crops.
  • Assembles beehives, using hand tools.
  • Arranges with sellers for purchases of honeybee colonies.
  • Inserts honeycomb of bees into beehive or inducts wild swarming bees into hive of prepared honeycomb frames.
  • Places screen plug in hive entrance to confine bees and sets hive in orchard, clover field, or near other source of nectar and pollen.
  • Forces bees from hive, using smoke pot or by placing carbolic acid soaked pad over hive to inspect hive and to harvest honeycombs.
  • Scrapes out parasites, such as wax moth larvae, and removes vermin, such as birds and mice.
  • Collects royal jelly from queen bee cells for sale as base for cosmetics and as health food.
  • Destroys superfluous queen bee cells to prevent division of colony by swarming.
  • Destroys diseased bee colonies, using cyanide gas.
  • Burns hive of diseased bee colony or sterilizes hive, using caustic soda solution.
  • Uncaps harvested honeycombs and extracts honey.
  • Arranges with buyers for sale of honey.
  • May cultivate bees to produce bee colonies and queen bees for sale.
Beekeeper Job Prevalence in Washington, United States

Job family: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Job family population: 4,610

Estimated population of Beekeeper jobs: 29

Rate of error: 6.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$56,909
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Beekeeper Job Listings for Washington, United States

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