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ACBA 2/8/21 Meeting Minutes

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
February 8, 2021
Video Conferencing Via Zoom
Members in Attendance: 20
Meeting was held by Keith Raines, President
*Covid restrictions are preventing “in person” meetings. Information on when meetings will
resume as normal will be relayed as soon as that information becomes
Please remember, if you want state membership, you will need to join through their
Business News:
• 2020 Memberships will roll over to 2021 without fees, new members $15
• 2021 Beginner Beekeeper Course began on February 9th via Google Meet
• SCBA Virtual Spring Conference begins March 27th, 8am-5pm, emails sent out on Feb. 9th
• SCBA will be working on a monthly newsletter
• SCBA offering honeybee research grant
Zoom Highlights:
Beekeeping supply catalogs can be mailed directly to you from individual companies, some
offering catalogs are Rossman, Dadant, Kelly Bee, Blue Sky, & MannLake
Be aware of purchasing NUCs and packages and what they contain.
Some varieties of sunflowers to plant this year are Lemon Queen, Black Russian and Teddy
Bear Sungold.
Suggested suppliers are great, Harris Seeds and Baker Heirloom Seeds
Billy Craft’s daughter, Lori Easton, will be selling packages (864)617-7630
Joe Kelly, selling NUCs (864)845-6663
February Beekeeping Calendar:
• Clean, paint and assemble bee equipment, buy or build swarm traps
• Check hives on warm days
• Order BEES!
• Attend bee meetings, via video conference
Next meeting March 8th, via Zoom.
Facebook: Anderson County Beekeepers Association of SC
Respectfully Submitted by Renae Ausburn, Secretary