I was invited down to Wisconsin Rapids last week to speak on everything beekeeping. They told me over 200 registered for attendance. I met quite a few interesting people, beekeepers of all stripes. Sandy and I did not get an opportunity to buy any of our own meals 🙂 We were treated like Royalty. Both my presentations were well received. I am kind of out of my element speaking infront of crowds…especially the attention afterwards! It was the same in Nova Scotia, lots of interesting beekeepers interested in beekeeping, my favorite type.
My speaking doesn’t end here. I have been active with the MBA and we recently sat down with Miles Beaudin (Director of Primary Agriculture), Anastasia Kubinec (Manager of Crop Industry Development), and Tracey Drabyk-Zirk (Rural Leadership Specialist) to speak specifically towards the industry priorities outlined during our Ministers meeting back in August. I use to have trouble speaking up at anytime during any social setting. During that meeting my voice was heard.
Next week I have been invited to the Red River Apiarist Association to sit on a beekeeper panel. I am looking forward to this. Then later in the month Ive been asked to speak at the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Association Convention held in Saskatoon. Two days, two presentations! Sandy and I will be driving up with a trailer load of cattle, as we deliver animals along the way 🙂
The snow has crept up on us, the cold has ended all land work and rushed all of our cattle facility maintenance work. At least the bees are in, well mostly…my last load still sits on the truck parked in the winter shed. I need to find time to get that load sorted into its spot within the winter shed ha ha!