Big Bear’s Beehooligans is the product of My (Tony Sandoval) efforts in honey bee and native bee conservation and education.
Big Bear’s Beehooligans was a podcast and is the apprenticeships, classes, public presentations and workshops I present in the Omaha, NE metro area.
I am the beekeeping instructor at Metro Community College in Omaha, NE and the native bee classes “Bee Spotters” series at the nationally acclaimed Lauritzen Gardens, also in Omaha, NE. I am in the process of establishing a teaching apiary located on the premesis at Scatter Joy Acres in North Omaha which is an animal rescue and animal therapy progam with approximately 100 animals on site, soon to include rescued and relocated honey bee colonies and bumblebee nests.
I have and am still establishing relationships with commercial and residential property owners and managers to provide professionally done live bee removal from buildings and properties, particularly, honey bees and bumble bees. Bees that are successfully removed are relocated to the rescue and teaching apiaries I manage around the Omaha metro area to provide hands-on training to beekeepers and to provide theraputic and informational experiences to special groups like veterans and the general public interested in learning more about our special pollinating bees.
“Beehooligans” are what I refer to as people who pursue working with bees (or, as I like to call it, Playing With Bees) paying little to no regard to current fads, groupthink or social pressure. Beehooligans think for themselves and work towards achieving their own unique goals and objectives as related to bees and beekeeping.