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Honey Bee Powerpoint Presentation (editable)
A presentation for children or adults created in Powerpoint which you may download and edit to use for presentations on honey bees There are speakers notes which can be viewed in Powerpoint's Notes View.
honeybees.ppt
Microsoft Power Point presentation [38.9 MB]
Honeybees Slideshow
A slideshow about honeybees for a presentation to either children or adults. It's the same presentation as the one above but this one can be run directly from the web site. (Cannot be edited.)
honeybees.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [38.9 MB]

Beekeepers' Presentation for the Classroom

 

If you're a beekeeper it's only a matter of time until the local rotary club, the church group, legion or public schools contact you to ask about doing presentations. Here is an interactive presentation done in Powerpoint (verion 2003) called honeybees.pps

 

Above is a free to use/copy or edit the presentation for the classroom or groups.  The honeybee.pps is set up as a slide show and cannot be edited.  It can be run right from this web site by clicking on the link.

 

The second file, honeybees.ppt is the same presentation in it's original Powerpoint format and can be downloaded and edited to personalize it for your presentation.  It's free and permission is given for editing and changes.

 

If you've never presented to children here are some helpful techniques to use when presenting to children which you can read on Barb's Bee Journal Blog:  http://thebeejournal.blogspot.ca/2010/12/tips-for-presenting-to-classrooms.html

 

Here is a link to an amazing video of the life cycle of honeybees from egg to hatching, filmed in macro and sped up.  Pretty amazing:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/AnandVarmaPhotographer/videos/?ref=page_internal

 

 

Help for New Beekeepers:

 

The University of Guelph Bee Research Centre have made a series of free instructional videos on beekeeping.  The instructor, Paul Kelly, is easy to understand and he covers the small things that new beekeepers need to know.  Get help with questions like how do I find the queen, how to handle frames, how to avoid swarming, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3mjpM6Av4bxbxps_Gh5YPw

 

Canadian Beekeeping Associations:

 

Canadian Honey Council

British Columbia Honey Producers Association

Alberta Beekeepers Organization

British Columbia Honey Producers Association

Saskatchewan Beekeepers Association

Manitoba Beekeepers Asscociation

Ontario Beekeepers Association

New Brunswick Beekeepers Association

New Brusnwick Central Alliance Association

Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association

Alberta Provincial Apiculuralist

See more links to Bee Associations around the world

 

Bee Swarm List

 

Beekeepers in Ontario have received many swarm phone calls through this web site.  If you'd like to be added, send an email with the subject Swarm List to barb@beemagic.com to have your name added to the swarm list.  I's very hepful if you indicate if you do removals from inside walls and also if you will remove other insect pests such as yellow jackets and wasps.  Indicate what areas (counties or cities) you'll collect from as well as your email and phone number and web site.  The popular Swarm List of names and contact info is here.

 

Canada

British Columbia Honey Producers Association

Alberta Beekeepers Association

Saskatchewan Beekeepers Association

Manitoba Beekeepers Association

Ontario Beekeepers Association

New Brunswick Beekeepers Association

New Brunswick Central Alliance Association

Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association

Alberta Provincial Apiculturalist

Wild Rose Agricultural Producers

Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturalists

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

 

USA

American Beekeeping Federation

American Honey Producers

National Honey Board

California State Beekeepers

Hawaii Beekeepers Association

 

International

British Beekeepers Association

European Professional Beekeepers Association

Australian Beekeeping Associations

Apimondia

International Bee Research Association

International Federation of Agricultural Producers

http://www.honeybeeworld.com

 

Recommendations for Books on Bees/Beekeeping

The ABC and Xyz of Bee Culture by by A. I. Root

Robbing the Bees

Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston (Best recommended book for beginners)

Honey Plants of North America by John H. Lovell

Natural Beekeeping by Ross Conrad

Beekeeping: A Practical Guide by Richard E. Bonney

The Buzz About Bees by Dr. Jurgen Tautz (a must have)

Fruitless Fall

 

Beekeeping Suppliers - Ontario

Oxford Honey & Supply, Burgessville ON

Dancing Bee Equipment, Port Hope ON

Munro Honey, Alvinston, ON

Tuckamore Honey (Queens & Nucs)

Innisfil Creek Honey - Beekeeping Equipment

 

On-line Forums & Facebook Sites

 

The Central Beekeepers' Alliance from New Brunswick, Canada has a terrific web site for beekeepers with how to instructions on the typical beekeeping questions, along with a comment board where you can ask questions.

Bee-L

BeeMaster.com

Yahoo - Backyard Beekeeping

Facebook - Fatbeeman's Group

 

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