While the meeting had an excellent turn out of nearly 30 people, the venue and speaker were disappointing. No one introduced the group to itself, as seats filled a back up cue formed made of people who had no idea where to go or how to find a seat. The host saw this but did nothing. Many tilled around and eventually crawled through gardens and over half walls to get near where the speaking was taking place. It was less than comfortable.
The speaker made no opening comment, welcomed no one (even though I heard that attendance was about 5X it's norm due to honey harvesting season) and eventually just started the talk which was muddy and hard to follow. She had knowledge, there's no doubt about it, but she couldnt quite convey it without meandering and getting lost in thought. The talk had no beginning, middle or end. It was peppered with questions, each leading the group on it's own new course until the next came along to change directions.
We did learn a simple way to extract honey with just a potato masher and this will prove valuable.