2019 Apprentice

Begins June 10th, goes until September/indefinitely.
I'm doing interviews all day Friday June 7th and Sunday 9th, 2019

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, Tuesday, or Wednesday, Now through Late September. 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 Saturdays and Monday nights in summer.


Willing to work 1 day a week, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday
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 it’s 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 June 7th or 9th you'd be available for an in-person interview at The Plant.