January 2016 Newsletter

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ACBA – Meeting will be held Monday January 11th at the Starr Town Hall at 7:00pm.

 

Even though we have plenty of committed beekeepers I get a feeling some of you will be watching some sort of collegiate sporting event on Monday. I have heard rumors that there may possibly be a Clemson game. I forgive you ahead of timeJ

 

Dues, dues, dues. I do need all dues paid by end of the month if not sooner. We will be accepting dues at the meeting or you can send them to Dave Miller at 152 Colin Cove, Anderson, SC   29626. Make all checks payable to ACBA or Anderson County Beekeepers Association. $25 per member which $10 goes directly to State Association.

 

We have been experiencing above board temperatures during December and plenty of hives need feed!! We owe it to our bees to help them through winter.

 

Meeting agenda will cover

  • General business
  • Planning for 2016 – Meetings, queen rearing, workshops, speakers
  • Financial update
  • Open forum

INSIDE THE HIVE

 

January – Reading and Planning

 

Catch up on reading the bee magazine articles or read a good book on queen rearing, colony increase or other advanced topics. Attend other regional bee meeting if possible. Make sure you have your nucs or packages on order. Feed hives as needed. Not a lot going on in the hive.

 

See you soon.

 

 

James Ott

Owner, Cedar Ridge Apiary

President, Anderson County Beekeepers Association

864 221-2123

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