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Carpinteria
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 12
Persons: 1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33455
Region: West

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Last Updated: August 12, 2019

We are looking for exceptional individuals preferably with some beekeeping experience. Bonus points if you are looking for a long term position.

Our Ranch and Bee Business:

Our family runs a small permaculture ranch and bee business just outside of Santa Barbra. We work 7+ hours a day with a day of rest on Sunday. The kitchen is open for making your own breakfast and lunch. Dinner we eat family style with me, Nick, my Wife Rachel, and young daughter Sarah. You'll stay in a little woofer cabin by the apiary. We installed a great grey-water shower that waters our small banana forest, and we have a porta potty. If your interested in building us a compost toilet, lets do it! Beekeeping is over 50% of our farming endeavors, including bee rescues depending on the time of year. I personally care for over 50 hives and teach beginner beekeeping classes throughout the year. You can count on working with bees for a lot of your stay. Most days will include an informal lesson on one of the following topics of self reliance: beekeeping, raising chickens, fruit trees and berries, gardening, bartering, self sufficiency, permaculture, running a small business and more. Ranching is hard work so pants, boots, and gloves are required.

Looking for: 18-35 year olds, all with a good level of maturity and life experience. We're looking for long term help. Come if your willing to stay for a month or more and if you want to work hard and learn. Must be willing to deal with extremely friendly ranch dogs and participate in beekeeping on a daily basis. The best wwoofers are flexible and ready to jump in. Here on the ranch you get out of it what you put in. Great wwoofers may be asked to stay longer, given more flexibility, or other opportunities, but it must be earned. You will not be expected to work any harder or do anything that we don't do.

Important:
*Please read entire profile before contacting us
*Please fill out the mini application at the bottom when getting in contact.
*Please no smoking or perfumes as I am chemically sensitive.
*Must be OK with children.
*This is not a vacation spot
*No bee allergies

Also:

We have a large library of farming books and DVDs focusing primarily on permaculture, self-sufficiency, and beekeeping which may be read or viewed during your stay.

We cannot be responsible providing for special diets. We eat very healthy mostly homegrown or local food. Most dinners include meat, but you are welcome to prepare your own food.

We are walk and biking distance to the small town of Carpinteria, 2 miles away, and the world's safest beach (which is just south of Santa Barbara, one of the most beautiful locations in the world). Borrow our bikes to get to town. Go to Santa Barbara car free on Amtrak.

Wi-Fi is limited

Reading Test - Please put your favorite food at the end of the email and make sure you have read our rules.

Dates:

We try to plan ahead to have individuals staying for one month or longer. See the dates below for availability:

Please contact me to make a reservation.

Mini Application

***Please send me the following mini application when requesting to work on the ranch: Please consider this a job application and send us well thought out answers. We receive multiple applications for each month and choose the best fit for our program.***

Dates Requested (I always start with one month and exceptional wwoofers may be offered a longer stay):

Full Name:

Phone Number:

Mailing address:

One reference:

Why you want to woof with us:

Scan or photo of Drivers License or Passport(second email)

Go to Facebook, Instagram or both and "Like" Super Bee Rescue and Removal!

For more information about us please see http://superbeerescue.com

Note to other farms: Most of our Wwoofers have been amazing, we are having trouble reviewing everyone because of website issues, feel free to contact us for recommendations.

Prior Wwoofers please help us by clicking that you visited our farm and leaving a review, it will make it easier for us to leave you one!

What to bring:

-work clothes (include pants)

-hat and/or sun protectant

-comfortable, sturdy shoes (i.e. work or hiking boots)

-towel & toiletries

-flashlight

-jacket or sweater

-gardening/work gloves (optional, but strongly encouraged!)

reviews (7)
Helper: Laura Baumert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 18, 2018
My stay with Nick, Rachel and Sarah was an inspiring and instructive adventur... view complete review

Helper: Matthew Stanley Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: March 15, 2017
I had a blast with Nick in Carpinteria. I stayed for three weeks, which passe... view complete review

Helper: James Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 9, 2017
Nick is an incredible host. In addition to ensuring that I (and my traveli... view complete review

Helper: Tyler Locke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 2, 2016
Had a great stay with Nick, Rachel and their very fun daughter Sarah at Heart... view complete review

Helper: Harley Eblen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 20, 2016
I can't even begin to express how amazing working with Nick was. I had the op... view complete review

Helper: Julien Soulard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 22, 2015
Hi, my name is Julien, I come from from France and I stay at the Heart Stone ... view complete review

Helper: Tina Neuer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 11, 2014
I stayed at Nicks for 10 days at the beginning of December 2014. There were t... view complete review

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