Welcome to Big Bear’s Beehooligans website. This is the home of BIg Bear’s Rescue & Teaching Apiary project hosted by Scatter Joy Acres in Omaha, NE. It is also where Big Bear (Tony Sandoval) posts about bees, beekeeping and anything else I can think of related to those.
Tony Sandoval is the beekeeping instructor at Metro Community College, and teaches about bees at Lauritzen Gardens. He teaches “Beehooliganism” which is a humorous, irreverent conversation about beekeeping. It is very focused on an individualized, self-determined approach to bees and beekeeping that emphasizes the importance for each indvidual beekeeper to set their own goals and objectives for their beekeeping efforts and to determine what success is based on those for themselves.
Listen to the Beehooligans podcast episodes on our Archives page
The Beehooligans are also known as the “B Team” which is made up of the apicultural apprentices and volunteers who work to rescue bees and get them to the Rescue & Teaching Apiary.
The Apicultural apprentices are:
If you are taking beekeeping classes taught by Tony Sandoval (Big Bear), you will find usable downloads and official class notes on this website as well.