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Honeybee Slide Presentations
for Students in Transition Year

We offer a set of slide presentations to form the basis of a beekeeping course aimed at Transition Year students in a classroom-type setting.

The presentations are organised into 6 different modules, each lasting approx. 40 – 50 minutes. The course can be run over a period of 6 weeks, with one module per week or over a shorter time period according to the requirements of the school/educators.

At the end of the 6-module course, participating students will receive a FIBKA Certificate of Attendance.

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Honeybee on a Flower

A Quick Overview of the Presentation

Modules & Notes

Please click the button below to access a set of slide presentations intended for use as a tool to support our Educators when talking about honeybees and beekeeping to Transition Year Students in a classroom-type setting.

The presentations are organized into 6 different Modules; each lasting approx. 40 – 50 minutes.

Module 1 – The Honey bee Colony, Queen and Drone
Module 2 – The Worker Bee
Module 3 – Hive Equipment
Module 4 – Pests and Diseases
Module 5 – Spring and Summer Beekeeping
Module 6 – Autumn and Winter Beekeeping


Hive Inspection Video

Guidance NotesGuidance Notes for Transition Year Presentation

Each presentation consists of a slideshow with photo and video content in addition to slide-specific notes for the presenter. These notes are intended as a guide.

The Teaching Session

The presentations are intended to provide the basis of the teaching session.

In addition, we envisage that presenters will have with them examples of beekeeping equipment and bee produce, when presenting the relevant modules.

  • Bee suit
  • Hive tool
  • Smoker (empty)
  • Brush
  • Fully functioning hive if possible (empty)
  • A frame of capped honey
  • Jar of honey
  • Observation hive if possible
  • Any other equipment deemed of interest by the presenter.

If this is not possible, Module 3 contains videos and photos of the above.

Each module will finish with a quiz on that day’s presentation.

There is also a 5-minute video on opening and inspecting a hive which we would strongly advise the presenters to use in conjunction with the slide presentations.

At the end of the 6-week course, participating students will receive a FIBKA certificate of attendance.

We envisage that each slide presentation will be followed by a Q & A session, a hands-on introduction to the beekeeping equipment and viewing of the observation hive.
We would advise 2 beekeepers to be present so the class/group can be divided into 2 smaller groups to best manage the practical element; especially when there is an observation hive available for viewing.

Honey Bee Slide Presentations
for TY Students