Bee Smart Update: 2-11-17

Yes, it’s a day late but NOT a dollar short.

Since the last update we’ve continued to add great new content on the Bee Smart website here.

Episode 5 of the Bee Smart Weekly podcast came out.  Guest podcaster was John Winkler from the Papio-Missouri River NRD was in the studio with us talking about bee friendly large scale land management.

After that we showed a Bee Smart video tour of the Sioux City, IA Dadant Bee Supplies and talked with General Manager Jim Raders.  Bee Crew member Antnee G picked up his first beekeeping gear also.

A really spiffy article about honey bee behaviors as they relate to age and specificity was posted.

To boot, since this update is a day late, I’ll toss you a link to the freshest podcast release just today (the podcasts are released on the website every Saturday for those who don’t want to wait.)  This podcast invites Dean Stiglitz of “Complete Idiot’s Guide To Beekeeping” notoriety to talk about beekeeping books with us.

As always, we had several other posts and links to news about bees and beekeeping across the internet, Usually with a bit of an editorial to introduce it.

Please remember to check the Bee Smart website frequently and feel most welcome to sign up and help us build the community on the Forums there as well.

The Bee Smart Podcast Crew Has A New Regular – YappyBeeman

Beecause we’re always looking for awesome people who can have fun in this wild beekeeping world we work in, JP brought us a fella who’s a natural fit for the Bee Smart Podcast Crew.

Beginning soon, “Yappy” AKA Travis Ulbrich, will bee joining us on the weekly podcast and you will find select examples of his work among our various and sundry postings. with plenty of links to show you even more of the cool stuff he does with bees.

Thank you for stepping in to the Bee Smart community and Yappy, we know you’ll bee right at home here.

 

Do You Want To Learn About Bees, Beekeepers and Beekeeping?

Bringing The Bee Life To You

The Bee Smart beekeeping project is available to bring a special live and multimedia presentation to your school, organization or business in the Omaha/Metro area in Nebraska.

We have two options to offer depending on your needs.

Option 1:  Bee Educated

The Bee Smart beekeeping project will bring a combination of a live presentation with a video presentation to show participants about the incredible things bees and beekeepers do.  This presentation can last from 1 to 2 hours depending on group size.

We can bring a live portable bee display (bees cannot get out) only between May 1 and September 15th otherwise we have a photo and video display of a live bee hive and a selection of honey samples, beeswax item samples and plenty of useful, informative and useful information available to bring out all year long.

Cost for this interactive and entertaining presentation is based on number of participants.  Call Big Bear to schedule this exciting presentation at 402-370-8018 or email us at:

beesmart@bbe-tech.com

Option 2: Bee Adventurous

The Bee Adventurous presentation is designed to be a 4 to 8 hour presentation booth with a live observation hive of bees (bees cannot get out), a real professional beekeeper to talk with visitors to the booth and plenty of real honey and beeswax product samples.

Cost for this interactive and entertaining presentation is based on number of participants.  Call Big Bear to schedule this exciting presentation at 402-370-8018 or email us at:

beesmart@bbe-tech.com

Google Plus Video Hangouts

The Bee Smart project doesn’t exist on a website island here.  Not only do we integrate video, podcast and web content here but we are working on creating other interactive opportunities using the ever gaining capabilities offered by social media sites like Facebook and Google Plus.

I am excited to announce that on the first Friday of each month, Bee Smart will have a Video Hangout open discussion for members of the Bee Smart Google plus community.  The Hangoouts will start at 7 p.m. CST and a link to join the Hangouts will be posted as it starts in the Bee Smart community.  To join, simply join the Google plus Bee Smart community and make sure you check in at about 7pm on each first Friday of the month so that you can join in with the rest of us.