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ACBA May 13 2019 Meeting Minutes

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
May 13, 2019
Anderson Federal Credit Union
100 Hanna Crossing, Anderson, SC 29621
Members in Attendance: 24 Visitors: 9
Meeting was called to order by Keith Raines, President
Opening prayer was given by Wilson Wheeler
Eastern Apicultural Society 2019, July 15th-19th at Greenville Convention Center
Contact for questions is Lou Naylor at
$25 to join EAS (you must be a member)
One day pass $70 per day
Short Course Only $180 (Mon.-Wed.)
3 day conference $180 (Mon.-Wed.)
Full week $260
Upcoming Local Events:
City of Westminster Mosquito Spraying-May 24, 2019
If you have any bees and would like them to avoid your area, please call City Hall at
864-647-3200 Ext. 2 and give them your address.
World Honey Bee Day Festival in Pickens
Saturday August 17th at Bee Well Honey Farm
Speaker: Keith Raines
Topic: Dealing With Honey
• Raw honey will crystalize at some point. The main cause is fructose to glucose ratio.
• Pollen doesn’t cause it, but can act as the nucleus.
• Over heating and over filtering can remove good qualities as well.
• Most honey we collect should be labeled “Wildflower”
• Raw honey can cause “infantile Botulism” in children under 1 year
• Honey should be harvested at 90-95% capped
• Moisture content should be at 18% or less
• Never refrigerate, keep at room temp
• Crystallized honey should be slowly liquified in water bath with low heat
• Honey is hygroscopic
• A high moisture content will cause honey to ferment
Dave Miller attended the SC bee meeting and reported back:
SCBA is in the process of getting a new tax exempt #
They will be offering SC Beekeeper license plates soon
2 grants were given out
Charleston Area Beekeepers Association is hosting a Natural Beekeeping Symposium
November 16, 2019 at the Thornley Campus of Trident Technical College
May Beekeeping Calendar
• Watch for swarms
• Apply Empty Supers
• Attend bee meetings
Facebook: Anderson County Beekeepers Association of SC
Door Prizes were handed out at the close of the meeting.
Included was a two man hive lift, hive tool, bee brush, clear inner cover, vegetable plants and
much more!
Thank you to all who donated!
Next meeting, June 10, 2019
6:30 pm fellowship and refreshments, meeting at 7pm.
Respectfully Submitted by Renae Ausburn, Secretary