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  1. #1
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    Default Help Needed For Presentation on Bee Plants

    I have been asked to do a presentation for the local Master Gardeners Association. They want me to focus on "Plants that are Beneficial to Honey Bees." Do any of you have PowerPoint presentations on this subject that I could use? I would appreciate any suggestions you may have. This group is located in Middle Tennessee so they will be interested in plants that are acceptable for this region.
    "My child, eat honey, for it is good." (Proverbs 24:13)

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    Don't know if this will help or not.

    http://www.themelissagarden.com/TMG_Vetaley031608.htm

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    I'm not sure of how much help this will be but I recently did a talk at a native plant symposium. They wanted me to talk about pollinating bees in general as well as their problems. They also wanted me to include some information on planting for bees with a focus on native plants.
    This link has some of the information that my talk included.

    http://boogerhillbee.com/Natplt/nativeplt.htm

    I can't provide a copy of my powerpoint as many of the images were given to me with the promise that they wouldn't be distributed.
    Good luck
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    the best book I have found is

    Plants for Beekeeping in Canada and the Northern USA
    by Jane Ramsay
    ISBN0-86098-191-6

    don't let the title dissuade you from checking out. this book is a gem!

  5. #5
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    Default Do any of you have PowerPoint presentations on this subject that I could use?

    If you need help setting up your presentation I could help you if you can tell me how many slides you want in the presentation.

    Regards,
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  6. #6
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    Default Me too

    I am doing a presentation this weekend.

    I could use 10-20 slides/photos for the Northeast

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    This is a great resource. Developed for West Coast, San Francisco area, but probably many plants that would thrive in your area.

    http://nature.berkeley.edu/urbanbeegardens/gbt.html

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    Thanks for the wonderful suggestions and assistance. Keep them coming! I will start working on the presentation and appreciate all the advice and help I can get!
    "My child, eat honey, for it is good." (Proverbs 24:13)

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    Rule of thumb for bee friendly plants:

    Native or long established
    Older varieties rather than hybrids
    Not self-pollinating
    Probably thought of as a weed

    You'd be surprised how many gardeners have not thought of those basics.

    Sum

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