How should i end my speech?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by brooster, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I have to write a speech for school. I just have one problem, i dont know how to end it. here it is

    When you think of honey bees, what comes to mind? A sting you might have gotten while outside on summer days? The sweet, delicious honey they produce? Well, bees are actually much, much more than this. Besides providing us with honey and painful stings, they provide us with most of the food we eat.
    The honey bee is over 100 million years old, and the world’s largest pollinator. 1/3 of the food produced in America would not be here without the bee. They pollinate about 100 of our most important crops, including types of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fibers such as the cotton plant. The honey bee is a 15 billion dollar industry, and our food supply rests on it. Without honeybees we would only have plants that do not require the bees help such as corn, wheat, and rice. Would you be happy to eat only corn, wheat, and rice? I know I wouldn’t.
    In a bee colony there are three different castes of bees: The queen, the drone, and the worker. Each is very important to the colony, and each has a specific role. The queen is the largest and most important bee in the colony; she is the ONLY bee able to lay fertilized eggs that will form the strength of the colony, being the workers. The queen can also lay fertile eggs which can become queens if they need to be. A queen can live up to three years in which she can produce 1 to 2 thousand eggs a day.
    The drone is the only male bee in the colony. An average drone will only live a few weeks, in which he mates and then dies. If he does not mate he will soon die of old age. Drones do not usually live throughout the winter months, and are only present during the active season of the colony. Other than mating, the drone does no work. He has no wax gland, no pollen baskets, no stinger, and he cannot collect nectar. They usually stay inside the hive until they decide to seek out queens to mate with.
    The worker is the smallest of the three bees, and lives the shortest, but may be the most important. ALL worker bees are females. They live for 4 or 5 weeks as they wear out their bodies from their labor: they essentially work themselves to death. All the bees you see outside the hive will be the workers. They start working as soon as they are born by cleaning out their cell and then repairing cracked and broken cells. They then guard the hive entrance from robber bees trying to steal their honey stores. The workers then leave the hive and seek pollen and nectar, they do this until they wear out their wings and die.
    While a worker bee is collecting pollen, she is doing more than she thinks, she is pollinating the plant. A bee will only collect pollen from one species at a time, and that species is pollinated with its own kind, this is why there is no cross pollination. The bee will continue to collect pollen from that species until she finds a species with more pollen. She takes the pollen and nectar back to the hive and stores it for winter, when they will use it for energy to keep the colony warm.
    The honey bee provides you with most of the food you eat, and has been smart enough to survive for over 100 million years.
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    So remember, next you buy that innocent looking jar of honey, how many hours went into the formation of that gooey, sweet treat. Lift it up in salute and say "Thank you!" to all the bees that worked, thrived, and died so we could enjoy the fruits of their labor.


    Ok, now as a teacher,,, you might want to look at your statement of them providing most of the food, they don't provide it, but they do contribute to it through pollination. What grade is this for? What class? Generally when you write and give a speech the opening statement will tell your audience what you are speaking about and set up the speech. The closing statement is a re-statement of your introduction. For example:

    When you think of the Honey Bee you might think of the pain of the sting, or the buzzing sound they make; not the contribution they make to our food source through polination.

    Then to end you would say:

    So remember, though you might think of the sting of the Honey Bee, it's the service they provide to us through pollination that we should be thinking of.

    It depends on the subject of your speech and the focus, you intro you focus and you reiterate your focus at the end.
     
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  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    So remember, next you buy that innocent looking jar of honey, how many hours went into the formation of that gooey, sweet treat. Lift it up in salute and say "Thank you!" to all the bees that worked, thrived, and died so we could enjoy the fruits of their labor.

    I could make that work. Thanks!​
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    You have great information to work with, let me know how it goes.
     
  5. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    So kill a hornets nest and save the bees.

    ha ha ha.


    Nice paper.

    Hey did you know with the drones make up...he is physically incapable of feeding himself? His tongue is too small and so he goes around and begs the workers to feed him. When the season ends...the worker bees essentially allow the drones to starve to death and then freeze to death because they kick them out of the hive. I had them and watched them for a few years. Some of the most interesting and tasty years of my life. Sure would like to get some more....

    And it is best to build your antibodies by buying local honey...your allergies will benefit from this.

    back to the paper.....

    Now that I have shown you why honey bees are so vital to our world and given you a look into the lives of bees, I hope you will take this knowlege and show your support by buying local honey.


    but was this a persuasive speech or an informational speech?
     
  6. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    It is for 10th Agriculture Science and the county speaking contest. Thanks!
     
  7. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well the classic advice for a speech is:

    1) Tell them what you’re going to say
    2) Say it
    3) Tell them what you just said

    So your beginning, which is wonderful BTW and really drew me in, can also be the basis for your conclusion.

    For example, you set up in the opening sentence the idea that honey bees are more than just a stinging nuisance, and then you thoughtfully lay out ways that your listener can consider honey bees in a new light.

    If you tie your ending with your beginning your speech will end perfectly.

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    Phyllis

    (Who long long ago got a BFA in creative writing from Emerson College)
     
  8. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    This Forum is great! [​IMG]
     
  9. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

    Aug 6, 2008
    Snead, Alabama
    Hope you do well with your speech!!
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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