Computer Generated Presentation with Script

Amanda Bennett
Ext. Educ., ANR
Ohio State University Extension
Miami County Ext. Office

Bennett, A.*1,
1 Ext. Educ., ANR, Ohio State University Extension, Troy, OH, 45373

The purpose of this presentation was to introduce beginner beekeepers to basic honeybee biology, behavior, nutritional needs, and other workings of inside the bee hive to be a successful beekeeper. Additionally, resources on how to obtain bees and elements to consider when choosing their apiary location were included. The presentation was presented on March 23, 2019 at the Southwest Ohio Beekeepers School, an annual event that draws over 350 people. The audience is typically a mix of experienced and beginner beekeepers. Over the years, the event evaluations revealed an increase in attendance of those who were thinking about keeping bees or those that had just started to keep bees. Therefore, the organizers of the event created a specific beginners beekeeping tract to answer the most basic questions for participants. This presentation is part one of that tract.

It was presented at the 2019 event to 124 participants. Evaluation results showed that participants thought the quality of the presentation measured at 4.82 on a Likert scale, where 1 was poor and 5 was excellent. Additionally, participants rated the usefulness of the presentation at 4.68 on a Likert Scale, where 1 was poor and 5 was excellent. As a result, the same presentation was requested for the 2020 event. 

The presentation was developed utilizing Microsoft Powerpoint and was available as an online handout for event participants. The Extension Educator was the sole author on the presentation, utilizing print and online media and personal experience as resources.