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Presentation!
« on: July 03, 2014, 01:06:49 am »

  SO I have a presentation to do for kids.. actually, two presentations at two different libraries..

   Taking along a hive to show them, along with drawn comb etc, and of course my little observation hive, as well as large pictures of a queen, a drone etc..
   Trying to make this very visual and fun. Looking for ideas that would entertain younger kids. 8 to 12 years old.    Anyone?
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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 01:12:05 am »
How many kids?

Pizza while your explaining. Kids are more inclined to listen while eating.

Maybe have them take turns putting on an old bee suit, add pictures.

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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 09:00:06 am »
Don't worry about the kids ??? i have given presentations to my daughters second grade class several times, and i'm here to tell you those little Squirts (sorry Rb) can ask some hard questions. :o So you better read up. :laugh: Jack

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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 10:42:21 am »
Jack is right about kids asking lots of good questions I talked at my daughters grade one class years ago and they asked some thought provoking questions.
Activity sheets, Into on bees, puzzles, coloring pages, bee and honey related. a cake made with honey instead of sugar with a honey drizzle icing, or cookies made with honey. Don't forget to take along all the products of the hive, bees wax, pollen, propolis, honey comb if you have any. Good luck and have fun playing with the kids Scott
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 12:02:23 pm »
Remember that these kids are 8-10 years old. Some of these kids already have iphones. This age is into leggo's. I may be putting too much into this, just thinking to mature it up a bit  :)
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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 12:16:51 pm »
Here is a link to a teachers guide on teaching bees. Covers from grades 1-3.

http://www.honeycouncil.ca/chc_teachers_kit.php
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Re: Presentation!
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 12:30:47 pm »
Apis and Blue to the rescue, Woooot!
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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 01:09:19 pm »
 :laugh: I was kidding of course....but, if you do wear a suit like that, we better see ya in it!

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 01:17:43 pm »
YEEEAAH! Video it Scott! That would Rock! And do let the kids try on a beesuit! And don't forget the pizza
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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 04:57:51 pm »
hrm.. OK.. I am ignoring Blue from now on....,    :laugh:

   Yep, will take my suit, have the observation hive.. Figured I would put the suit on and then say I hope too many dont fly out  as I open it up...
   Of course its enclosed... but I wouldn't really do that, fun to think about though!

   Some good ideas here, Thanks guys, need all the help I can get...  thinking each half hour presentation is going to seem like ten hours or it will fly by....
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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 05:32:06 pm »
Are both presentations for 8-10 yrs?

How about taking some dead workers and some dead drones, and maybe if you have a dead dried queen that they could look at?

I found that when I took a queen out of my alcohol jar that they shrivel up, not impressive at all. The kids in my neighborhood like to come into my back yard and find dead bees and put them in a jar.

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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 10:54:35 pm »

 I ordered the large pictures for presentations from brushy mountain..  but something was back ordered so they decided not to send any of it..  I have no idea if I will get any of it in time or not..   Not very happy with them at the moment....
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 11:40:22 pm »
Whoa Bummer ~
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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2014, 09:55:10 am »
Does the club or who looks after the fairs close by have anything you  could borrow?
Looking after the display at our fair, I have a large format printer so i can design and print  my own. 3 ft. by up to 50 ft. if I had 2 days for it to print. It is nice cause you can get away from the limited stock posters that are available.

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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2014, 01:30:23 am »
scott, hat and veil or two, let them try it on and pass it around.  hive tools and how you use them, bring your smoker. queen cage, and package bee cage, or nuc box, how the bees are shipped to us.  empty frames to compare to your drawn frames, how the bees draw these out.
kids like pix, but they love to get their hands on the equipment.
and last, HONEY, or honey stix.

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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2014, 11:05:29 am »
Forget the pizza. Take honey sticks or a honey bear of honey and a bag of oyster crackers. Let each kid hold the cracker while you put a drop of honey on it. Don't limit how many crackers they get.
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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2014, 12:18:08 pm »
Whaaaaat!??!! Oyster Crackers? Reeaally? Seriously?!!! Oyster crackers are the size of a nickel....

Iddee How long has it been since you have had to entertain 8-10 year olds. They are hungry at that age.

   Scott! After the presentation -- if you don't want to do a slice of pizza, then get some graham crackers and put some substancial honey on the crackers, give them lots of crackers. Or! give them each a half a slice of bread, put some peanut butter on half of the slice of bread and pour some honey on the other side of the bread, fold it over... Wah Lah! that's how I eat PBH's
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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2014, 12:37:35 pm »
You Could also take a extractor,  a couple of frames of honey & spin it out right in front of them then let them have it on s cracker after you filter it off course.

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Re: Presentation!
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2014, 12:57:20 pm »
Go out and catch different insects and mount them on a board to show the difference in looks of honey bees from some of the other insects that we see in our area, like bumble bees, hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, mason bees, alkaline bee or leaf cutter bee.
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