Ok so I tried to run the first section entirely in the apiary. After some feedback – specifically “where’s the fall prep lecture” I’ve learned a little something. Apiary workshops are good, but follow-up afterwards would ensure the message. Still, I think holding beginner topics in the apiary w/ some show and tell is the way to go. Given the available sunlight we will put off more apiary instruction until next spring, but we’ll work on how to make these effective combined hands-on sessions and lectures as the club matures. It’s a learning process all-around.