Profile

Cover photo
Tony Sandoval (Big Bear)
Worked at Omaha Bee Club
Lives in South Omaha
1,716 followers|5,689,119 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Tony Sandoval (Big Bear)
owner

Need another word (synonyms)  - 
1
Add a comment...
 
 
We bring you the "Fitful Foursome" What have we wrought?
Schawee finishes up our fitful foursome on the Bee Smart Weekly Podcast. The full crew is now all together. May the bees forgive us for what we have unleashed. Listen to “Episode 3- Schawee…
View original post
1
Add a comment...
 
 
We bring you the "Fitful Foursome" What have we wrought?
Schawee finishes up our fitful foursome on the Bee Smart Weekly Podcast. The full crew is now all together. May the bees forgive us for what we have unleashed. Listen to “Episode 3- Schawee…
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Tony Sandoval (Big Bear)
owner

Weekly Prerecorded Podcasts  - 
 
We bring you the "Fitful Foursome" What have we wrought?
Schawee finishes up our fitful foursome on the Bee Smart Weekly Podcast. The full crew is now all together. May the bees forgive us for what we have unleashed. Listen to “Episode 3- Schawee…
1
Add a comment...
 
Let's get into some discussions having to do with writing itself.

For example, I am a writer (among other things). When I tell people that, the first question I usually get is, "Have written a book?" Of course, I have to answer that with a resounding "No".

I write informative, educational and sometimes (HUGE emphasis on "sometimes") witty or amusing articles for web and print venues. I write fictional stories and what I think of as poetry. I don't "do" books mostly because I don't have the patience for writing them. I've started at least three books that I have never finished.

Why not finish them? Because I lose interest to be totally honest.

You do not have to be a book author to be a writer taken seriously. There are great writers out there that make a good living at it by writing articles, short stories, ad copy and more.

Most of them go unrecognized and unappreciated because they have no books attached to their names. That's sad in one way but personally I'm fine with relative authorship obscurity so long as the checks cash.

So are you a writer? Do you get paid for your work one way or another? Of course, you don't have to get paid to be a writer. Writers write, that's what makes you a writer. To be a professional writer you should be getting paid. Not to say that being a paid, professional writer automatically makes anyone a "better" writer than anyone else. It does give a writer a significant confidence boost and some spare change to get paid though and it can help you to become a better writer with more eyes looking at your work and providing you with loads of free and unrequested critical reviews.

So, let's talk about writing here and each other be better writers. We can gripe and vent too. Writers are great at those things. We seem to have unending supplies of snarkitude and frustration.
1
Add a comment...
 
You know what? Let's not just talk about (or really, just read what things I have written) my writing here. Let's get into some discussions having to do with writing itself.

For example, I am a writer. When I tell people that, the first question I usually get is, "Have written a book?" Of course, I have to answer that with a resounding "No".
1
Add a comment...
 
They just now bothered to look. Source: Scientists finally discover nine new species of bees that they could have discovered years ago
1
Add a comment...
 
Tony Sandoval (Big Bear) originally shared:
 
As some have noticed, I use this website here at bbe-tech.com to present information about the services and products I provide directly.  Things that I “Do” for people.  I present a mixed media focus on the the things I want to share and facilitate for…
1
Add a comment...
 
 
We bring you the "Fitful Foursome" What have we wrought?
Schawee finishes up our fitful foursome on the Bee Smart Weekly Podcast. The full crew is now all together. May the bees forgive us for what we have unleashed. Listen to “Episode 3- Schawee…
View original post
1
Add a comment...
 
We bring you the "Fitful Foursome" What have we wrought?
Schawee finishes up our fitful foursome on the Bee Smart Weekly Podcast. The full crew is now all together. May the bees forgive us for what we have unleashed. Listen to “Episode 3- Schawee…
3
1
Add a comment...
 
Don't forget, the Bee Smart First Friday Hangout is going to happen on the first Friday of February at 7pm. I will post the hangout link in here just as it will start.
2
Tony Sandoval (Big Bear)'s profile photoSea Wolf Farms's profile photo
3 comments
 
got it on my calendar so I don't forget ;-)
Add a comment...
 
Poe, in my opinion perhaps the greatest American author. His influence reaches beyond the terror genre that most people associate him with. His influence on science fiction and the modern mystery/detective story is nothing short of ground-breaking.

I have a lot of love for many modern authors but Poe gets fireworks, the national anthem and a full salute in this guy's house.
4
Add a comment...
Tony's Collections
Story
Tagline
Professional Apiarist. I specialize in live bee removals and promoting beekeeping as a trade.
Introduction
I am self employed as a professional apiarist.  I perform live bee nest removals from commercial properties, provide education and direct support services for area beekeepers.  I am also the beekeeping instructor at Metro Community College in Omaha, NE
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
South Omaha
Contact Information
Work
Phone
402-370-8088
Mobile
402-740-1454
Email
Work
Occupation
Professional Apiarist & beekeeping instructor
Skills
Licensed Pesticide Applicator-Nebraska, live bee removal, garden and crop pollination, honey production, business management, staff and volunteers supervisor, customer service, sales, contract negotiation, fundraising, educator, mentor.
Employment
  • Omaha Bee Club
    Volunteer Executive Director/President, 2010 - 2016
  • Tony Sandoval Consulting
    Voluntary Benefits Consultant, 2015 - 2016
    Independent AFLAC Associate
  • Tech Dissected
    Beekeeping Technology Writer, 2010 - 2014
  • U-Pull-It
    Truck Driver, 2010 - 2010
  • Lakeville Motor Express
    Truck Driver/Dispatch Manager, 2003 - 2009
    Self employed professional apiarist and MCC beekeeping instructor
  • Tony Sandoval
    Professional apiarist and MCC Adjunct Professor, 2016 - present
    Providing direct support services to area beekeepers, teaching beekeeping classes, building and assembling beekeeping equipment.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Big Bear
The GM, Jim Raders, is incredibly helpful and offers great advice to help beekeepers get what they need due to his great experience.
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
Have rented scaffolding for business use on a few occasions over the past 5 years with good customer service and good condition equipment each time.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Great place to meet with clients or work alone in between meetings. Good tea, good coffee, free wifi and plug-ins at most tables for devices.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Sadly, I can't even give you a review of the food here. The one waitress that seemed to be there essentially avoided me the entire time I was waiting. Not once did she even attempt to even acknowledge I was there. Hospitality was non-existent, but there were a few people eating there, all of whom apparently all spoke Spanish only. The interior was moderately clean but had a cluttered appearance. This is not the typical South Omaha experience as most South Omaha businesses are well known for being very hospitable and up-front with guests. Based on the first experience of being utterly ignored and not given any service at all, perhaps because I don't look like I speak Spanish, which is no excuse at all for any business in the U.S. let alone South Omaha, I don't foresee making another attempt to go in and try the food as being ignored when you're hungry is not a good combination. If you speak Spanish, give it a shot, maybe they'll serve you. Until they become hospitable to English speaking visitors, this is all I can provide you information about.
• • •
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
18 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Great staff, manager Ray is accommodating and sincere.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Very friendly and helpful staff. Every time our organization reserved a meeting room, the staff were very hospitable and accommodating.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Good parking. Friendly, hospitable staff. Accepted reasonable changes to order (cajun chicken sandwich, no bun) with no problem. The cajun grilled chicken was very flavorful, a good sized portion of meat. Served with homemade potato chips, not just some bag of chips. even when ordered without the bun, the plate was presented very nicely and not just thrown together or looking "dumped" on the plate. Free wifi service makes a working lunch easy to do though not a lot of plug in outlets available, the server was very helpful when asked and helped locate a table with an outlet next to it (my phone was on it's last blip) and the price was more affordable than anticipated. A big, roomy area with an attractive wooden bar with brass rails and hangers at each stool for coats, etc on the bar. Very nice touch and looks great. I look forward to not only going there for lunch again, but I plan to make it a client/working lunch destination.
• • •
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago