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Tony Sandoval (Big Bear)
Works at Omaha Bee Club
Lives in South Omaha
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Deep home bee. Deep waters.
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I get asked now and again what is the difference between the beekeeping coaching services I offer for a fee and beekeeping mentoring that might be gotten f
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In some ways doing bumblebee rescues is just as challenging, if not more so, than honey bees. Part of the challenge comes from the sensitivity of the bu
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Many years ago, I trained as a powerlifter. I had a friend who was also a very good coach.

When it came to conditioning and general being in shape“, he drilled into me this saying...

"You might love working out, but only the stairs love you in return."

The stairs love you in two ways..

first, down stairs loves you like a brother. They are there for you when you need hope and something to look forward to to get through the task set to you.

Up stairs loves you like a dad. Your dad sets you to the task, regardless of how hard you think it is or how much you think it hurts. Dad knows that by setting you to the task, you will come out a stronger, better, more capable person.

Love the stairs and the stairs will love you.

In my recovery, I am feeling the stairs love. I go to the stairs every day and ask them to help me.

And they do.
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I was a pretty accomplished fork (and spoon) lifter in my younger days. ;)
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One of the facets of my being a professional apiarist in the beekeeping trade is teaching about bees and beekeeping.  The primary avenue for this is teaching non-credit classes through the Continuing Education program at Metro Community College. We kicked…
One of the facets of my being a professional apiarist in the beekeeping trade is teaching about bees and beekeeping. The primary avenue for this is teach
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Hello my honey producers (beekeeper) in Iran. I ask how much the list price of honey in your country?
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Doing it like a pro.
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Finally remembered to get some pictures during a live bumblebee removal. Bumbles had moved into an underground tunnel system created by moles or vol
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There are many times when we open a hive for inspection that the bees get a bit...feisty. It's not one of the most fun experiences as a beekeeper when the
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Shameless Plugging  - 
 
You've heard of a Farmer's Market, how about a Beekeepers Market?

Come out in September to get local, fresh honey directly from local beekeepers.

Get beeswax candles, soaps and other items made from local harvested beeswax.

You're not going to see another unique event like this until next September.

Set it on your calendar to support local beekeepers and bee crafts-people.

Bee there or bee square.
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So, my friends who say they are athiest, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, etc... I come not to debate because honestly, I don't care what you believe or don't believe. Whatever works for you and helps you to be the best person you can be, knock yourself out.

I come to you today to explain why I do have spiritual beliefs and that I don't expect you to care, but I do expect you to know how I got to where I am. Then we can go forward and discuss other, more important stuff like how awesome the Cubs are this year or how the Chiefs will totally own the AFC West this season.

I believe in the Creator, known to me as simply that or God, because of faith. Faith is believing in something whether there is reason to believe in it or not.

For example, we have faith in other people. Friends, relatives, etc... even when other people might not share that. Even when they have given us no good reason to believe they will do or be what we expect them to do or be.

Faith is a gut check. Its instinctive. It takes into consideration things that seem to be the sum being greater than the parts and some seemingly innate other "sense" beyond the physical.

I can no more explain my faith in God, or my dog for that matter, than someone can explain their lack of faith in someone or something even when everything seems to indicate faith should be deserved. Yet people lack faith and have faith for reasons understandable (and sometimes not understandable) only/even to them.

I have an unshakeable faith in the Creator that I really don't expect anyone else, even others who believe, to understand. Furthermore, my faith is my own and I am completely unconcerned whether others share it, agree with it, respect it or not.

I expect those who call themselves my friend to respect my faith just as I respect their faiths (or lack thereof) and don't impose or interfere.

In the end, I am who I am and my faith is part of me. You either accept me as I am or you don't, as I accept you for who you are, including your own faith, or lack thereof.

I don't want to be lectured to by prostylizers. I'm not here to argue with or change your faith. We can most certainly talk about our beliefs and faiths, compare notes and give insight to better help each other understand where we are coming from. That's fine.

Otherwise, I don't want to hear it. Trust me, you won't hear it from me either. I look at talking about my faith the same way I look at talking about sex. I don't. Your's is none of my business, mine is none of your business.

Now that I got that out, let's talk about some really important stuff, like baseball.

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There are two types of people. Those who wait for things to happen and those who make things happen.

It seems that those who wait are usually the least happy in life and are most obsessed with thinking things like "it's not fair", or demanding that others provide for them or even, somehow, that others "owe" them.

Those who make things happen usually seem to be happier when they have a chance to make the effort. They don't want others to do things for them, they seek the satisfaction of doing it themselves, making their own way.

They accept failure more readily, shrugging it off more easily because they know that nothing or no one else being an obstacle to making the effort, it was their failure to learn from, to build on and try again.

Those who make things happen take ownership of their lives and their efforts. They accept risks because they believe the rewards are worth it.

Those who wait, well, they just wait and keep wanting until someone else does it for them or gives it to them. There is no self ownership. They trade it willungly for the security of having what is to be gotten and having something instead of nothing.

Those who do know they risk having nothing at all if they make an error. They have less security but more satisfaction, being proud of their capabilities and accomplishments, and understanding of their value as an individual.

It's always up to us. To be someone who waits for things to happen or someone who makes things happen.

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I'll wait until tomorrow to read this.
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VoIuntary Benefits Consultant
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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 - present
  • Tony Sandoval Consulting
    Voluntary Benefits Consultant, 2015 - present
    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
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Big Bear
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Professional Apiarist & Master Beekeeper. I specialize in live bee removals and promoting beekeeping as a trade.
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I am self employed as a voluntary Benefits consultant and independent AFLAC asociate, a Master Beekeeper and I am the founder and President of the Omaha Bee Club.
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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 - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great staff, manager Ray is accommodating and sincere.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Very friendly and helpful staff. Every time our organization reserved a meeting room, the staff were very hospitable and accommodating.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Not carb diet friendly. Overpriced for the experience. Friendly and helpful staff but a bit slow. Not my first choice to bring business contacts to.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago