ACBA May 11 2020 Meeting Minutes

Anderson County Beekeepers
Meeting Minutes
May 11, 2020
Video Conferencing Via Zoom
Members in Attendance: 16
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
Our 2020 Beekeeping Course has been delayed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The class
will be continued, dates are yet to be determined.
Upcoming Events:
SC Beekeepers Association Summer Conference is still set for
July 23, 24, 25 8am-5pm, Anderson Civic Center
Discussion with Q & A:
How To Take Honey Off:
Products to use-Honey Robber, Honey Bandit, Bee Quick, Bee Go (with use of a fume board)
Equipment you may need:
Hot knife/serrated kitchen knife/uncapping scratcher or roller
Honey bucket with honey gate
Refractometer (optional)- Only take capped honey that was on the hive without feeding or
treating
Let honey sit in bucket, at least over night before putting into jars.
Safety while getting swarms should be first and foremost!
CLUB EXTRACTOR: Contact Renae to schedule. Keep it clean!
May Beekeeping Calendar
• Feed and keep check on food stores for new hives
• Add supers as needed
• Keep an eye out for swarms and hive beetles
• Attend bee meetings, via video conference if need be
• Experienced beekeepers, help new beekeepers!
Next meeting will be June 8, 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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