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 to do a presentation about honey bees. Below is an interactive presentation created in Powerpoint (version 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 slideshow and cannot be edited. It can be run right from this website 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
A free beekeeping online course is offered by www.perfectbee.com
The University of Guelph Bee Research Centre has 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.
Beekeepers in Ontario have received many swarm phone calls through this website. If you'd like to be added, send an email with the subject Swarm List to email@example.com to have your name added to the swarm list. It's very helpful 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 website. The popular Swarm List of names and contact info is here.
The ABC and Xyz of Bee Culture 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)
The Central Beekeepers' Alliance from New Brunswick, Canada has a terrific website for beekeepers with how to instructions on the typical beekeeping questions, along with a comment board where you can ask questions.
Bee-L - A subscription email service by scientific beekeeping discussing all aspects of bees and beekeeping
BeeMaster.com - Online forum answering questions & giving advice
University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre - free instructional videos
Women in Beekeeping - an international Facebook group