Bee Informed

Welcome to my website

I’m not sure if I’m a renaissance man or if I just enjoy doing a variety of things.  My name is Tony Sandoval, AKA “Big Bear”, AKA “the S.O.Bee”.

I am a business handyman experienced in exterior and interior repair, modification and installation of furniture, shelving, and office equipment.   I’m also a Nebraska registered contractor and insured so that if I’m doing a live bee nest removal for you or doing some handyman work, you will have the assurance that I bring professional accountability to the job.

Bee Smart

I am the manager/educator/trainer at the new Bee Joyful Teaching Apiary at Scatter Joy Acres in the Florence area of Omaha.  I am setting up and managing an apiary of honey bee hives to produce honey and beeswax for the Scatter Joy Acres program and to provide guided and informational experiences for youth and adults to learn more about bee pollinators.

At the same time, my registered apprentices will get hands-on experience by assisting in the ongoing operating of the apiary.

I teach beekeeping classes at Metro Community College and am offering beeswax crafts and honey appreciation activities at Mangelsen’s on 84th  St in Omaha as well.

Do you want to learn more about bees and beekeeping?   The Bee Smart beekeeping project has podcasts, videos, community forum and posted articles to inform and entertain you.

Let Bubba Bee show you what bee happening and visit the Bee Smart website today.  Click here to go there now.


Did you see this sign?


If you did and you followed the link here, thank you.  I want to make sure that everyone is safe while I do the interesting and sometimes risky work of doing a live removal of a bee nest and bees from someone’s property.

I know you are curious and that you want to see what’s going on, but live bee removals can quickly go from “Seemingly Easy” to “Downright Dangerous”.  In just a matter of a few moments, a sudden change of weather or a small accidental drop of a piece of bee covered honey comb, a live bee removal can become a stinging frenzy with people and animals in a square block radius feeling the wrath of the bees.

Please remain at least 100 feet away from the actual work to allow me to do the job properly, keeping bees and people healthy and safe.

I hope you look around the web site here and see what being a Professional Apiarist is all about.




You can text, email or Skype a photo or video of the critters you want identified for a faster response and determination if they are even bees at all.


Contact Info:

Email: Tony Sandoval AKA “Big Bear”

Instant Messaging: for Google Hangouts

Skype me at username; bigbearomaha

Find the BBE-Tech FaceBook page at: @gbarescue

Find the BBE-Tech Google Plus page at: Big Bear’s Apiary Services

Phone: 402-370-8018