Looking For Something Different? Beekeeping Apprentices Now Being Accepted
That’s right, Big Bear (Tony Sandoval, the beekeeping instructor at Metro Community College, Lauritzen Gardens and running the bee rescue and teaching apiary at Scatter Joy Acres, is looking for Beehooligans for the Beekeeping season of 2019!
Beehooligans are the people who help keep things running as they shouuld at the teaching apiary. In exchange for your time and effort, you get valuable experience and opportunities to learn beekeeping ?”on the job” sort of.
Who are we looking for? People who like to learn by doing. If you like to have fun and learn beekeeping as a trade. People who are begininning their beekeeping adventure and people who want to be a beekeeper but have no place or resources to have their own hives. You can help Big Bear rescue bees from locations and put them in hives at the Scatter Joy Acres teaching apiary to teach classes in beekeeping with, do presentations for the public and produce honey and beeswax to be used for fundraising for the farm.
Currently accepting requests for up to 3 more apprentices for 2019. Must have Saturdays available to take care of the teaching apiary and assist with live bee nest removals/relocations.
Contact Tony “Big Bear” Sandoval by e-mail at: bigbearomaha at gmail.com to get the process started.