Somehow, at a recent DARG (Devon Apicultural Research Group) meeting I was landed with the task of leading a discussion on Bee Hearing on Sunday 21st.  This is a subject on which I know very little and I’m not skilled at presentation or teaching techniques.  If anybody has any knowledge or suggestions, please let me know.

I won’t do a powerpoint presentation as the lights will have to go down and, when that happens, so do the eyelids!  The first time I met apprentice Sarah, it was at a DARG seminar on Pollen and she made an electricity-free powerpoint.  It was brilliant and she got us all involved and participating rather than sitting, slumping and dozing.  I might do what I used to do at work and use powerpoint to get my ideas down succinctly and in the right order, then print it out as a handout with space for people to make their own notes while I talk and try to get the audience talking back.

But first, I have to read up about it, possibly dating the sources as I get the impression that knowledge/opinions are changing. For example, back in the 1970s I was told that the Johnston’s Organ was an air-speed indicator; now it is thought to be an ear.

I have 10 days to juggle with ideas and information during which I have a very busy daytime schedule. Help!



About chrissladesbeeblog

I have been keeping bees since 1978 and currently have about a dozen hives. I am a member of the BBKA where for many years I represented Dorset at the Annual Delegates' Meeting. I am the co-author (with Dave MacFawn of of S. Carolina) of "Getting the Best from Your Bees" and am working on a book of my own poems : "Bee People".
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2 Responses to THE SHORT STRAW

  1. Emily Scott says:

    If you do make any presentation notes it would be great if you could post them on here, as this is a subject I’m interested in. It sounds to me like you know what you’re doing so I’m sure you have no need to worry!

  2. Christina says:

    I used to be able to find goodd inflrmation from your blog posts.

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