I was a big ball of nerves but the government standing committee heard a voice from the Manitoba Beekeepers Association on the sustainable watersheds act in Bill 7. I felt like a little beekeeper in a big pond of business. I spoke after a few heavy hitting influential associations. Their presentations felt as is they were simply summarizing months/years of continual collaborative governmental work and specifically addressed details within the Bill for attention and direction. I stepped up and it felt like I brought my baseball glove but not my bat but I felt good with the message I was conveying and I felt good representing our beekeeper voice to this important issue. This was quite the eye opening experience. Now that my toes are wet, next time I’ll make a presentation on behalf of the association, I’ll know exactly how approach my preparation.