Based in Omaha, NE, I am one of the only Professional Apiarists, particularly in my specialties, in the region. While there are many other people providing professional Handyman services in the area in general, I am one of the only ones that provide the combination of structural services, compter networking services and office assembly and install services in the region.
Email: Tony Sandoval AKA “Big Bear”
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About Tony Sandoval:
As a Professional Apiarist and Handyman. As a professional Apiarist, I specialize in beekeeping education, individual coaching of beekeeping skills, providing inspections and certifications of beekeepers, hives and apiaries. I am also the beekeeping instructor at Metro Community College.
As a Professional Handyman I specialize in helping local businesses build, assemble and repair small projects ranging from furniture and office utitlity assembly, shed, pool, patio and firepit assembly to custom building of decks, pouring sections of cement sidewalks, patios, shed bases and much more.
I am the founder and former President of the Omaha Bee Club (www.omahabeeclub.org a non-profit association of beekeepers in the Greater Omaha/Metro area.) I focus on providing the important resources local beekeepers need to keep bees alive and healthy such as education, hands on training and making equipment available.
I am also a member of the South Omaha Business Association
Q & A
Do you charge for your services?
Yes I do. I am a trained professional with many years of practical experience and having specialized tools and equipment to do the job the right way and to the best of my ability.
What happens to the honey bees you “rescue”?
The honey bees are either sold to local beekeepers, usually after building them back up, or donated to the volunteer youth beekeeping projects we are involved in to use for training new beekeepers or are used in area pollination of crops, orchards and gardens that I manage.
What happens to the bumblebees you “rescue”?
Bumblebees are relocated to area gardeners to help pollinate in safe areas that they will not cause public safety concerns.
Are you able to successfully “rescue” all the bees you work with?
Unfortunately no. Due to a variety of complicated circumstances that bees can get themselves in regarding the type of structures they nest in, live removal isn’t always possible. There are public safety factors, accessibility factors and people’s choices to have already applied pesticides before calling me that sometimes lead to not being able to keep the bees alive.
I try everything I can to make the best effort to keep bees alive before being left with the unpleasant last resort of not being able to do a live removal.