Apiarist (1 Post)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Beekeeping/Agriculture/Animal Science or any other relevant qualifications;
  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience working with commercial Apiary Unit;
  • A minimum of five (5) Ordinary level passes including English Language, Mathematics and Science.

Duties and Responsibilities 

The Apiary Manager would be responsible for:

  • Assembling beehives to desired specifications;
  • Inserting honeycombs and inducting wild colonies into hives;
  • Splitting and merging colonies;
  • Inspecting hives for colony health and honeybee products harvesting;
  • Harvesting, extracting, processing, packaging and marketing honeybee products;
  • Rearing queen bees for sale to other apiarists;
  • Developing value-added products from honeybee products;
  • Human Resources Management: interpreting and implementing Government and Bindura University of Science Education policies with regards to labour management and enforcing occupational health and safety regulations;
  • Record keeping of financial and administrative records, production records, maintaining an up-to-date asset inventory and human resources records;
  • Resource Mobilization: negotiating with relevant Government Departments, banks, and input suppliers to obtain equipment and inputs loans or contracts on behalf of the University and linking the Apiary Project with potential partners;
  • Preparing weekly reports and financial statements.

NB: Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Police clearance is mandatory for successful candidates.


Interested and qualified persons should send one set of their application merged in continuous pdf format to recruitment@buse.ac.zw consisting of the application letter, certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts, National ID, Birth Certificate and a Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, previous employment and experience, telephone number, present salary, date of availability, names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three referees.

Applications should clearly indicate the “Post” which is being applied for in the subject line and addressed to:

The Assistant Registrar-Human Resources

Bindura University of Science Education

P Bag 1020


Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday, 5 June 2023. 

For more information phone (66210) 7531-2 7622, 7623, 0772 154 882-9 

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