Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Celebrating Volunteers

Last week, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Bexar County celebrated our volunteers through a volunteer recognition BBQ at Eisenhower Park.  I had the fabulous opportunity to recognize and thank a family of fantastic people who have helped me put on our famous Beekeeping Basics Program.

The Cole Family has been involved with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for many years through 4-H, but in the past year, they have shared their experience as beekeepers, knowledge and advice to individuals hoping to become beekeepers.  We have produced over 100 potential beekeepers through our trainings!

I can't thank the Cole's enough for their help and sharing their expertise and time.  Anyone who has attended our Beekeeping Basics Program knows how valuable they are.  With them we are able to provide a program   unlike any other in Texas.  I'm not sure anyone else would allow total novices to open up their hives, pull out frames, disturb their bees over and over again and do so with patience!  When they teach you how to be a beekeeper, you actually learn how to do it!

Thank you to all the volunteers who help Texas A&M AgriLife Extension do what we do and teach people! And especially, thank you to the Coles; without them, I could never provide what I consider to be the best and most valuable program we have to offer in Bexar County!

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