Sustainable Beekeeping Internship, Yerba Buena Farm

St. Mary, Jamaica. 

Organization: Yerba Buena Farm, Jamaica

Type of opportunity: Internship

Contact: Agape Adams,

Duties: On our farm, you will do everything related to the management of top bar hives, including inspecting all of the colonies in our apiaries.  You will help us to  build hives of different materials, sizes and uses.  We host a Bee Club with local families and children as members.  You will help run the Bee Club activities – they meet every two weeks at our farm.  If we are in a honey flow during your internship period, you will raise queens and process honey and wax.  You will make mead, candles, balms and lotions and more.

Desired qualifications: Resilience is a helpful quality to have in Jamaica, as things do not always work out as planned, and you need to be able to bounce back, adjust and try again without losing your enthusiasm. Self-motivation is essential, as our normal life on our farm will demand our energy, and you need to be able to work independently once given direction.

Cost: We are a family farm, and cannot afford to support this project financially, so all interns must contribute $1500 per month for their room and three meals a day, along with plenty of snacks and fruit.

Link to more information: Read the position description or visit the Yerba Farms website for more information.

How to apply: Please contact Agape Adams by email ( or by phone (876-343-1121) for more information.