Wednesday, July 9, 2014

PechaKucha: Honey Bees

PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). Continue on Wikipedia.

PechaKucha presentations are concise, fast-paced and fun. At the same time, easy to mess up. You have only 20 seconds for each slide. You may not finish what you want to say in 20 seconds and the slides would advance no matter what. Or you would say what you want to say in 10 seconds then there will be 10 seconds of awkward silence. In those cases, never look back, say "How fascinating" and continue and have fun...

Here is my PechaKucha talk on Honey Bees presented at a non-technical session of my company's technical conference.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Honeydew Honey

From Wikipedia: "Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky liquid, secreted by aphids and some scale insects as they feed on plant sap. Bees can take honeydew, the sweet secretions of aphids or other plant sap-sucking insects." and turn it into Honeydew Honey.

Basically, it's first aphid poop and then bee puke...

Read the story "Aphid Shit is the Good Shit" by Kelly Kittell.