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Next Monthly Meeting is Monday, 25 November

Rick Fink gives a timely talk about Bee Pollinators: An Overview of Honeybees and Native Bees

Rick will discuss information about both and why they are important in the environment.

Rick is president of Alamo Area Beekeepers Association and member of Texas Beekeepers Association. He is a full-time beekeeper performing live bee removal and relocations as well managing hives for honey production and pollination. Equipped with a degree in biology from Texas A&M University he began beekeeping as a hobby 18 years ago. Many new beekeepers, both youth and adults, have benefitted from Rick’s instruction and thrived with his mentorship.

Come prepared to purchase a jar of Rick’s local honey after the talk.   

The monthly meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is free and open to the public. Please join us. Meetings are held in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville. Join us at 6:15 for a social half hour, chapter business at 6:45, speaker presentation at 7.

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chapter sloganTexas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter is one of 48 regional Texas Master Naturalist volunteer corps. Our chapter serves Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba counties. Members receive science-based training in natural resource management specific to the Texas Hill Country and share their knowledge to promote conservation and good stewardship in their communities. Our chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization.




Now in our seventeenth year of commitment to education, outreach, and service, we have trained 558 Texas Master Naturalist volunteers who contributed more than 357,000 service hours to their communities. A contribution to our beautiful Hill Country and the state of Texas valued at $8.2 million.





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