A Brief Introduction to Beekeeping.

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    At the convention of the British Columbia Honey Producers Association held in Kelowna we put on 2, - 1 hour introduction to beekeeping seminars that were open to the public so they could come in and learn a little about beekeeping and meet, talk to, and look at the products the trade show people had on display.
    This is the power point presentation I put together for the class.
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    Types of pollinator bees found in our area, Alfalfa leaf cutter bee that is used for the production of alfalfa seed, the honey bee is a poor pollinator of the alfalfa flower as they sneak the nectar from the side. The Bumble bee which there are 200 different spices in the Pacific North West region. The Mason bee that is becoming a popular bee with the back yard gardeners, with them placing nesting boxes out for them to use. The metallic Blue orchard bee which looks more like a fly. The Yellow jacket Wasps Hornets that prefers to savage than collect pollen. but are called a bee by the uninformed public. Last we have the Honey bee It is not native to the Americas but were brought to this continent with the early settlers because of their ability to produce honey and wax. Both valuable commodities to the new settlers.
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    The honey bee brood development of the different casts and the worker bees development and duties timeline thru its life during the spring and summer.
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    Stages from egg to pupae and the brood being capped.
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    Beekeepers year.
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    Pests and Disease
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    There are many types of hives top left is standard 8 and 10 frame supers. Top right we have top bar hives in the back, a standard Langstroth hive on a hive stand and a nuc that uses standard frames and a top bar nuc. Nuc is short for nucleolus hive. Bottom centre is a 10 frame hive that is made with medium height supers. and in the bottom corners are straw skep hives. The reason various sizes of supers in height and width are used is mostly because of weight. a standard full size super full of honey weighs close to 100 Lbs. A 8 frame standard super or a 10 frame super weighs a little under 65 Lbs when full. And the 8 frame medium depth super will weigh a little under 50 Lbs. when full of honey.
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    Parts of the hive
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    Beekeeping tools and protective clothing.
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    Plan ahead, get your equipment early so you have time to assemble paint, and set-up your new hives before the bees arrive.
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    The main product of the hive is honey, It comes in a variety of colors and tastes depending on the floral sources. Honey can be creamed or sold as comb honey also.
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    Easy secondary products of the hive is pollen collected from the bees returning to the hive. Bees wax that can be turned in to candles or sold to craft people. And honey can be produced and sold in the comb.
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    Products from the hive can be used to create a variety of items. from hand creams, lip balms, and soap to royal jelly and propolis extracts.
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    Bee Information Resources
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    ApisBees, very good slid show, bet got the attention of a few people and education the rest, thanks for your work here.

    Ken
     
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    Gotta hand it to you Apis, great PR for the bees and their keepers. How did you manage to compact all those slides and their information into a 2 hr seminar?
     
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    Excellent! Well thought out and great slides. I especially like the time line frame. That's a great over view that would let people think twice before jumping in and having beekeepers remorse later. Something I think worth mentioning is that you don't have to purchase all the equipment at once. Still, some folks think that all you need is the wooden ware and the rest takes care of it's self. Well done ApisBees!
     
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    apis, will echo with others here, VERY COOL!

    also, consider making a slide/video out of this......take your power point jpgs and place them in whatever movie making program you have, add your comments (either in powerpoint or movie program on blank pages) intro page, end page, set the timing for each jpg, fade in, fade out........upload it to you tube and SHARE YOUR COOL WORK!.....:grin:
     
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    Thanks for the great replys. Ef it was 1 Hr presentations there were 2 of them, and in 1 Hr you can only give a very brief introduction. I could talk for an hour or more on each slide.
    Our club hosted the convention for the provincial BCHPA organization. The BCHPA said the conference and trade show was for BCHPA members so by the club hosting and putting on these introduction to beekeeping promotion workshops, it allowed us to extend a invitation to the public to come and talk to and see the trade show. Lawrence Connor was there with a huge selection of books and to see the honey display.
    River great idea. It is all ready a power point but this forum doesn't support power point so I pasted them in individually here. I have all the programs to make it into a you tube presentation. The only issue is that you tube has video length limits.