How to badly teach a beekeeping class; or, things not to do:
- Put 100+ people in a long shoebox of a room, but no stage for the presenters, so no one beyond the 4th row can see what's going on at front;
- Use a small screen for the Powerpoint projector so no one beyond the 4th row can see what's on the screen;
- Print out every Powerpoint and random handouts from the internet and bind them into a 2-inch-thick handout that is of very little use or value;
- Use examples (for flower bloom dates, swarm dates, general seasonal references) for locations outside of the area;
- Offer examples that apply to large-scale commercial beekeeping to your audience which appears to be mostly hobbyist beekeepers and first-timers.
- Pick your least dynamic speakers. The audience probably needs the sleep.
- Present none of the perspectives on Integrated Pest Management and non-chemical management of bees.
- Offer long, rambling answers to questions that really demand a short authoritative answer.