ACBA September 2019 Meeting Minutes

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
September 9, 2019
Anderson Federal Credit Union
100 Hanna Crossing, Anderson, SC 29621
Members in Attendance: 28 Visitors: 4
Meeting was called to order by Keith Raines, President
Opening Prayer was given by Wilson Wheeler
Upcoming Local Events:
SC Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale
September 27, 2pm-6pm and September 28, 9am-1pm
Belton Depot Heritage Days
October 3rd-5th
2020 Spring Meeting will be in Columbia
2020 Summer Meeting will be held in Anderson
Speaker: Dr. Brian Roberts
Topic: Brood Dieseases
Discussions included:
– Causes of Spotty Brood Pattern
– European Foul Brood (EFB) and the Clinical Signs
– Contributing Factors
– Control or Treatment
– American Foul Brood (AFB) and the Diagnostic Signs
– Sacbrood, how it spreads and management
– Chalkbrood, the Clinical Signs, Control and Prevention
– EFB is more of a problem in recent years
– AFB is a spore forming disease
Winter colony loss for 2017-18 was close to 40% for backyard beekeepers
Almond Pollination: 2.6 hives in the US, 1.6 million hive in CA
• Pollinator.org is asking for beekeepers to join their 3rd annual Mite-A-Thon from September
7-21 The Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to collect mite infestation data and visualize
varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one week window.
All beekeepers can participate, creating sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and
Mexico.
Facebook: Anderson County Beekeepers Association of SC
Website: www.andersonbeekeepers.org
email: acbaofsc@gmail.com
Door Prizes were handed out at the close of the meeting.
Next meeting, October 14, 2019
6:30 pm fellowship and refreshments, meeting at 7pm.
Respectfully Submitted by Renae Ausburn, Secretary

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