ACBA February 10, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2020
Anderson Federal Credit Union
100 Hanna Crossing, Anderson, SC 29621
Members in Attendance: 21 Visitors: 6
Meeting was called to order by Keith Raines, President
Opening Prayer was given by Mr. Howard Raines
MEMBERSHIPS NOW DUE
Single Person 15.00
Family with spouse 25.00
The State wants everyone to join through their website
www.scstatebeekeepers.org
Upcoming Events:
• 2020 Beekeeping Course
Dates are Feb. 11th, 18th, 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, rain date March 24th
6 week course, classes at AFCU, $75.00 Field day 1st Sat. after end of course.
• SCBA Spring Conference
February 29, 2020
CPC Center, 17 Technology Cr., Columbia, SC
SCBA Members 25.00
SCBA Family 45.00
Non Members 45.00 w/family 65.00
Speaker: Keith Raines
• Discussion on what’s going on in the hives during this time of year.
• Make sure the outside temps are high enough before going into your hives. Your bees will be
in their “winter cluster” Do not go into the hives if temps are below 50.
• Some are seeing drones in their hive already.
• Bred queens are not yet available in our area.
February Beekeeping Calendar
• Assemble and clean bee equipment
• Check food stores
• Treat for varroa mites if needed
• Attend bee meetings
• Order bees. Joe Kelly H 845-6663 or C 934-5521
Door Prizes were handed out at the close of the meeting.
Next meeting will be March 9, 2020
Facebook: Anderson County Beekeepers Association of SC
Website: www.andersonbeekeepers.org
email: acbaofsc@gmail.com
Respectfully Submitted by Renae Ausburn, Secretary

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