I am a new beekeeper and would like to give a presentation about bees to my garden club. I'm having difficulties coming up with 3-4 key points to keep it at about 30-45 minutes.
I'm sure they know how helpful bees are. But I thought the following:
- Pollination: Even though they know about pollination, give them an idea of the crops and amount of produce bees help along with pollination.
- Diseases/CCD: Everytime I tell someone I'm beekeeping, they note they don't see bees anymore.
- Chemicals: many insecticides used will also kill bees.
- Bee Products, besides honey and wax: not everyone knows that pollen and propilis are collected
Any other key topics or assistance out there? Are there better topics to discuss with a garden club?