A bumblebee lands on a thistle near a trail in North Cascades National Park in August 2009. As European honeybees decline due to an unknown cause, people are beginning to appreciate native pollinating animals more. (Erika Schultz/Seattle Times/MCT)

The Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 259 of the Ann Stuart Science Complex on the Texas Woman’s University campus.

Texas Master Naturalist Jan Hodson will lead the program titled “The Benefit of Bees,” which will take a closer look at hive life and the tools and equipment of beekeepers.

Hodson has been a Master Naturalist since 2002, and has volunteered for more than 6,000 hours to date. She was an active Master Gardener for 10 years before taking up beekeeping in 2015.

The meeting starts with a social at 6:30 p.m. before the presentation. The Ann Stuart Science Complex is located between Pioneer and Old Main circles on the campus.

The meeting is free to the public. For more information, visit http://npsot.org/TrinityForks.

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