Email: Tony Sandoval AKA “Big Bear”
Instant Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org for Google Hangouts
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About Tony Sandoval:
I am the founder, former President and a certified Master Beekeeper 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.