Monthly Archives: April 2021

ACBA Meeting Minutes 4/12/21

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
April 12, 2021
Video Conferencing Via Zoom
Members in Attendance: 25
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.
2020 Memberships will roll over to 2021 without fees.
New members $15
Zoom Highlights:
Nuc and Package Care
Swarms: Being Prepared and Safety
Pest Management
Registration for 2021 SCBA Spring Master Beekeeper Program testing now open:
Offered at 3 sites across the state April 24th-May 8th
You must be a member of SCBA to register, fee is $10
scstatebeekeepers.com
April Beekeeping Calendar
• Clean, paint and assemble bee equipment
• Remove reducers
• Check stores and add supers as needed
• Implement pest management
• Attend bee meetings, via video conference
Next meeting May 10th, via Zoom.
Facebook: Anderson County Beekeepers Association of SC
Website: www.andersonbeekeepers.org
email: acbaofsc@gmail.com
Respectfully Submitted by Renae Ausburn, Secretary

ACBA 3/8/21 Meeting Minutes

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
March 8, 2021
Video Conferencing Via Zoom
Members in Attendance: 28
Meeting was held by Keith Raines, President
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.
Mountain Sweet Honey Co. grand opening held on March 6th. We had numerous members in
attendance.
ACBA Beekeeping Course 2021 is 4 weeks in.
Anderson Federal Credit Union (our regular meeting place) is now Spero Financial
Yearly membership to ACBA is $15 for single, $25 for family
2020 Memberships will roll over to 2021 without fees
All testing for the Master Beekeeping Program will be done by the state. Look for email to be
sent out by SCBA with more information.
March Beekeeping Calendar
This time of year, our bees are susceptible to starvation. Please keep an eye on honey stores.
Think about re-queening a failing queen. DO NOT KILL TIL YOU HAVE YOUR
REPLACEMENT!
Make sure all medications are removed as specified on label.
Add honey supers when necessary (hive body is full of bees “8 out of 10 frames”
Attend bee meetings
Order NUCS, Packages, and or Queens now!
Next meeting April 12th, via Zoom.
Facebook: Anderson County Beekeepers Association of SC
Website: www.andersonbeekeepers.org
email: acbaofsc@gmail.com
Respectfully Submitted by Renae Ausburn, Secretary