2018 Apprentice

Begins Early April 2018, goes until September/indefinitely.
I'm doing interviews March 23rd+24th 2018

Bike a Bee has been doing awesome bee work in Chicago for 6+ years now, each year with a new apprentice who gets to work alongside me, Jana Kinsman. If you want to learn everything there is to know about urban beekeeping, swarm/hive relocation, and native bees, this is one of the best opportunities you can get! You'll also have the opportunity to learn what it's like to run your own urban farming business and network with other incredible urban farmers. 

Open to students and young adults. Work takes place between the hours of 9a-5p on weekdays, usually Monday or Tuesday, April through August. Sometimes there will be weeks that have extra work days that you're welcome (but not obligated) to join in on, as well as paid opportunities to work at farmer's markets on some weekends in late summer.


Willing to work 1-2 days... Monday and/or Tuesday. 
You must have a bike and be comfortable biking. (bonus: rear rack)
You must not be allergic to bee stings
You must be willing to work hard, sweat, and be out in the sun all day. 
You must be timely, motivated to learn, and enthusiastic about the natural world!

No beekeeping or farming experience necessary, but you must be curious and willing to put in the effort to learn! 

Bike a Bee is based out of The Plant, located in the Back of the Yards (1400 w. 46th st) so proximity to the south side is helpful, unless you wanna ride south :)

I reserve the right to terminate the apprenticeship if I don't feel its a good fit. 

Applications open NOW! email bikeabee@gmail.com and send me a little bit about yourself, why you want to learn how to keep bees, and what time on March 23rd or 24th you'd be available for an in-person interview at The Plant