Monthly Archives: December 2020

ACBA 12/14/20 Meeting Minutes

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
December 14, 2020
Video Conferencing Via Zoom
Members in Attendance: 12
Meeting was held by Keith Raines, President
Please remember, if you want state membership, you will need to join through their
website www.scstatebeekeepers.org
*Covid restrictions are still preventing “in person” meetings at our regular location. Information
on when meetings will resume as normal will be relayed as soon as that information becomes
available.
Zoom Highlights:
What to do during winter months for your bees.
Who’s feeding and at what ratios? How to control moisture in your hive during winter months.
High hive beetle counts this year, and what was done to control them.
2020 Memberships will roll over to 2021 without fees.
New members $15
2021 Beginner Beekeeper Course:
Steve Genta and Brian Roberts will be instructors this year.
The course will be held via Zoom or similar online format.
Starting Feb. 9th, each Tuesday for 6 weeks, from 6-8pm
Cost will be 75.00
Any student from our 2020 course will be able to take the 2021 course free of charge.
NUCS and packages should be in last of March, first of April.
December Beekeeping Calendar
• Repair and paint equipment, clean dead outs
• Time to start making spring plans for new hives, splits and swarm control
• Order BEES!
• Attend bee meetings, via video conference
• Experienced beekeepers, help new beekeepers!
Next meeting January 11th, via Zoom.
Facebook: Anderson County Beekeepers Association of SC
Website: www.andersonbeekeepers.org
email: acbaofsc@gmail.com
Respectfully Submitted by Renae Ausburn, Secretary

ACBA November 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
November 9, 2020
Video Conferencing Via Zoom
Members in Attendance: 8
Meeting was held by Keith Raines, President
Please remember, if you want state membership, you will need to join through their
website www.scstatebeekeepers.org
Covid restrictions are still preventing “in person” meetings at our regular location. Information
on when meetings will resume as normal will be relayed as soon as that information becomes
available.
Zoom Highlights:
Open discussion about what to do during winter months for our bees.
Due to unprecedented times in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will maintain current
officer rolls until meetings can resume in person.
Linda Rakey will be stepping down as our treasurer. Tony Olekas will act as interim treasurer
until officer elections can be held.
Our usual Christmas Party/December meeting will be canceled.
Plans for the 2021 Beginner Beekeeping Course will be announced soon.
November Beekeeping Calendar
• Feed your bees as needed
• Work on equipment
• Attend bee meetings, via video conference
• Experienced beekeepers, help new beekeepers!
Next meeting December 14th via Zoom.
Facebook: Anderson County Beekeepers Association of SC
Website: www.andersonbeekeepers.org
email: acbaofsc@gmail.com
Respectfully Submitted by Renae Ausburn, Secretary