Thursday, February 16 - TEXAS HONEYBEE GUILD presented by Susan and Brandon Pollard
TRINITY RIVER AUDUBON CENTER! 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217
Meet and Greet - 6:30, Audubon Dallas Chapter meeting - 7:00, Program - 7:15
Susan and Brandon Pollard have been counted among the forerunners of the Urban AG movement in North Texas and Urban Apiculture pioneers in America. Decades of trailblazing and grass root efforts have been their penchant. Containing dynamic advocacy for regional honeybee populations while creating a sustainable livelihood has been the goal. Bee the Bridge is the motto; Conservation. Education. Artisanship. is the signet of the THBGuild.
‘Looking through bee’s eyes” ever allows the vision of the compound and layered aspects of regeneration also a sense of place to take hold and prosper in the collective Us. "Superimposition of the newest prairie frontier and the oldest prairie frontier" allows a template for the reset, recovery and return of the native plants-pollinator habitats on private and public land in the DFW metroplex, adjacent counties and concentric zones beeyond
Brandon Pollard and Mingo Mendez on the day the HBGuild bee hives were delivered to Cedar Ridge Preserve.
March 16 – Patrick Johnston, Falconer
Patrick is the owner/founder of Frontier Bird Control. He has trained falcons and hawks for over 8 years and obtained his Master Falconer license. He holds a special purpose abatement license and uses native captive bred hawks and falcons to disperse nuisance birds for safety, health and cleanliness. Patrick also holds an AA Degree from the University of Northern Virginia.
In establishing Frontier Bird Control, Patrick has been able to provide a nonhazardous method to rid locations of nuisance birds. In turn, he offers an environmentally friendly solution by utilizing trained raptors that disrupt roosts in a series of controlled flights, forcing these pesky birds to find new homes.
Patrick has always envisioned an opportunity to use his art of training these majestic birds to become an established business that can give back to the community and help find a common ground for business owners, residents and other properties in need of his and his birds’ services. He is now able to bring this business to life and share his wealth of knowledge and expertise to those who need him most.
Live birds will be present!