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Bee Smart Presents…Bee Creative at Cheers Paint and Sip in Omaha, NE

What

Bee an artist!  The Bee Smart project wants to do more than just provide people with information.  We want to share experiences.  One of the best ways to create unique bee related experiences is to stimulate the creative flow within people.

When

On Saturday January 14th from 1 to 4 pm as part of a unique arrangement set-up with an equally unique local small business, Bee Smart is excited to present to everyone and anyone interested in bees, beekeepers and beekeeping a chance to bee creative and share this truly awesome opportunity.

Where

Cheers Paint and Sip is a terrific little place doen the street from Lo Sole Mio Restaurant at 3052 S 32 St.  Heather and her talented, friendly helpers will bee ready and waiting to help you bee an artist and have a great time.

How

As part of a select special event and at a very special rate just for our patrons, friends and supporters (only $20.00 per person and you get to take your painting home with you!), we invite you to come and create a bee themed painting while you relax with a special beverage (there is an open bar for our wine and spirits appreciating friends Participants MUST bee 18 or older to participate and coffee, tea and other beverages on hand.  The bar is a cash bar so bee prepared).  You do NOT have to be a beekeeper to participate in this special activity, you just have to love and support bees, beekeepers and beekeeping.

The creative specialists at Cheers will see to it that you have a great time and leave with a bee-autiful piece of art that you make yourself.  All the while, the Bee Smart camera will be rolling to share the experience on one of our unique video show presentations.  (Don’t bee worried, if you don’t want to bee on camera, you don’t have to)  One of the undoubtedly incredible paintings will be chosen to bee the Image of The Month for February 2017 on this Bee Smart website.

The original painting you will bee making your own version of looks like the one below…

image courtesy of Cheers Paint and Sip. All rights reserved.

Please go to: Cheers Paint and Sip Registration page to save spaces for you and your beemigos to enjoy some painting, some wine (or not) and a lot of fun.  Spaces are limited.

The activity starts exactly at 1:00 pm so please bee prepared to arrive a little early to get settled in and ready to relax.

Bee Smart and Bee Handy

The Bee Smart project is an aspect of the BBE-Tech Apiary Services effort to help beekeepers to bee successful.  It is the information branch of the BBE-Tech Apiary Services tree.

While the main BBE-Tech website focuses on the services I provide locally to beekeepers, businesses and residents, the Bee Smart project focuses on getting information disseminated and sharing experiences.

To that end, the Bee Smart project is really two branches in one.  The main branch of course is the weekly podcasts, monthly video program and shared content on the website.

A special branch of that is the “Bee Handy” special focus on not just sharing information and experiences but taking people step-by-step through various hands-on projects and activities.

Beecause, “Thought without action is wasted time and action without thought is wasted effort.”  We most certainly do not want to waste time or effort, so we give you the information to stimulate thought and then we go the extra step and walk you through the steps of actually doing things to inspire you to taking action on those thoughts.

Going forward, you will hear me use the phrase, “Bee Smart and Bee Handy” as the new motto of the Bee Smart project.

There will be podcasts, videos and website content geared specifically to “Bee Handy” How-To’s and step-by-step projects.  Please keep an eye out for “Bee Handy” in the titles of those posts, videos and podcasts.

Help Us Bee Witty

We are planning on making Bee Smart merchandise available.  These will be useful items beekeepers can use to bee more effective and look good while doing it.

Bee Smart merchandise will help us maintain the resources necessary to bring the best quality content to you on the video program and in the podcasts as well as through the website.

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The Bee Smart Project Video Show

Not only do we have the website and the podcasts getting geared up for our community.  We have a monthly, to start out with anyway, video show that will include great action from our content creator team.

The Bee Smart show will kind of, sort of, bee themed after the “Ask This Old House” show that airs on PBS.  At the same time, it will definitely bee its own thing.

We have brought together a team of beekeepers ranging from brand new hobbyists to experienced professionals and experiences in-beetween.   Each of us bringing a special segment or more tot he show that will focus on something that relates to bees, beekeepers and beekeeping.

I can say that personally, I will be bringing the Bee Smart to visit different people, places and groups having to do with beekeeping.  I will bee visiting various beekeeping clubs and associations to show you what different groups are up to and some of the great people who are members of these groups.

I will also take us “backstage” to different places, businesses and operations having to do with all different aspects of bees, beekeepers and beekeeping.  From the warehouses and stores of beekeeping equipment businesses to university functioning educational apiaries and then off to visit the people who use the products of the hive like beeswax soap and candle makers, people who make honey based products and do things with pollen and propolis.

Other members of the Bee Smart beekeeper team will show you How-To tips and take you along as they explain the activities they are involved in beekeeping.  From building equipment to doing live removals or pollinating fields and anything else we can find a way to bring to you.

We will be doing reviews of technology, products and equipment used in beekeeping.  (we encourage people who would like to see our team members try their products out on the show to send them to us for reviewing.  All items sent in for review will be passed along to contest winners and for special patrons rewards (unless otherwise specified by the sender, but we cannot guarantee return of review items sent in.)

There are so many cool things we want to show to you that it just can’t all bee contained in a few episodes.  We are in this for the long haul and we need your help to make it happen.  We want you as a Patron, to help us provide the best quality and content we are able to.  When you sign up as a Patron of the Bee Smart project, you are helping us have the right equipment, get to the places we need to bee and bee at our best to give you our best each and every episode.

Visit the Bee Smart Patreon page and become a Patron today to help us bee our best so that we can help you to bee your best for years to come.

The Weekly Bee Smart Podcast, update 2

We have some more information.  The episodes will begin on Saturday January 7th 2017 and will be posted every Saturday by 12:00 p.m. CST thereafter.

We have a great panel of podcasters to introduce to you in January.  Big Bear, Tony Gaines will bee hosting regularly with Jeff Armstrong AKA JPtheBeeMan joining the panel in the second episode and thereafter with somewhat regularity.

We’ll spend January introducing you to our regular podcast panelists and in February, we’ll begin to invite guest panelists to sit in on the discussions with us.  I’m very excited to say we have a great start to our lineup of guest panelists so far for February 2017.  Kim Flottum from Bee Culture Magazine will bee joining us.  John Winkler from the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District in Eastern Nebraska will join us also.  I’m also looking forward to having Guy Shingleton, inventor and distributor of the terrific Colorado Bee Vac sitting in with us as well.

Keep in mind that we really won’t be doing “interviews” as you know them typically.  Our guest panelists are invited to sit in on the discussion of topics we have for that particular episode.  Of course, don’t bee surprised to notice that some of the topics discussed just happen to bee right up the alley of the guest panelist we have on a given episode.

The topics in each episode will range from news to Q&A to “Behind The Scenes” stories and who knows what else we will get into.  Just know that it will always have a bearing, directly or indirectly on bees, beekeepers and beekeeping in some way.

The weekly Bee Smart podcast

Beginning in January 2017, the Bee Smart weekly podcast will become available for streaming and download on a once per week basis.  That might seem obvious up front but it represents quite a challenge in coordinating schedules and keeping interesting topics each and every time.

The purpose of the weekly podcast is to have an opportunity to share ideas, opinions, experiences and insight from a variety of perspectives.  At the core of the podcast panel there is myself, Big Bear, and Tony G.  In this team up alone we have a different perspectives from an experienced, professional apiarist and a new, just learning beekeeper.

Along the way, we will add guest hosts to the panel other beekeepers of different experience levels and those having a speciality or niche that they tend to focus on.  These are possible to include just about anyone with an interesting story, background or perspective on bees, beekeeping or beekeepers.  It could even be you.

The weekly podcast is expected to be a 15 to 30 minute episode in which the podcast panel will talk about something in general relating to bees, beekeepers and beekeeping or it might put more focus on a special interest of one of the podcast panelists.

We don’t plan to do “interviews” with notable beekeepers as a great many times it can put people “on the spot”.  Instead we will invite notable people involved with bees, beekeepers and beekeeping to sit on the podcast panel as a guest panelist.  This way, if there is something in particular the guest panelist would like to discuss, they have the opportunity without it being a “deer caught in the headlights” experience for them.

For the guest panelist, they are one of us for the time and part of a larger conversation.  Hopefully, this keeps it more relaxing, more fun and more interesting for everyone.

Bee Smart is a multimedia project by BBE-Tech Apiary Services that has the grand objective of being a fun way to continue teaching, learning and sharing experiences by beekeepers and people involved in activities and businesses related to beekeeping for everyone who has an interest in bees, beekeepers and beekeeping.

Bee Ready

Hello everyone, This is the very first post on the Bee Smart site.  We are creating a multimedia community about bees, beekeepers and beekeeping here.

We will host our weekly and monthly audio podcasts at this site and all of our Bee Smart Beekeeping related videos from our YouTube Channel will be found here as well.

We will offer downloads for our members of various beekeeping related documents and e-books to help folks bee productive in their beekeeping.

Last but certainly not least will be the Bee Smart web store where you will be able to buy some of the coolest beekeeping “Stuff” anywhere.

Please stick around as we grow.  Join the community and by all means, become a patron on the Patreon account to help us provide you with simply awesome content.