2018 Schedule of Events

Dates


January 20, 2018
Farm & Fleet Bee Days
Morton, IL

January 27, 2018
Beginning BeeKeepers Class
United Presbyterian Church  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2400 W. Allen Road, Peoria, IL 61614
(Snow date is Feb 3, 2018)

February 9, 2018
Meeting
Spring management – Joe Pyszka-Pheasants Forever club
Tazewell County Extension  6:30 PM
1505 Valle Vista Blvd, Suite 5
Pekin, IL 61554

March 9, 2018
Meeting
Swarm traps / Analysis of Frames/Deadouts – Jim Wellwood, Mark Kilty
Woodford County Extension  6:30 PM
117 W. Center St, #101
Eureka, IL 61530

March 10, 2018
Club hive inspection
Wildlife Prairie Park Apiary inspection
Spring Hive Inspections – Reversing Hive Bodies & replacing comb, Feeding Hives
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 PM. Weather permitting
Everyone is welcome even if you do not have hives at the Apiary.
Contact Dan Knetzger to register. knetzger@aeslogic.com
Bring your protective gear. There may be a spare veil available if you don’t have one.
See these documents for more information:
WildlifeProcedures

WildlifeProcedures2

April 20, 2018
Meeting
Preventing swarms/Making splits/cut-outs & trap outs defined.
Steve Schmidt
Peoria County Farm Bureau – Lower Level   6:30 PM
1716 N University St Ste 3, West Peoria, IL 61604
Enter from Nebraska on North Underhill St.

April 21, 2018
Earth Day
Forest Park Nature Center, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Peoria, IL
See this link for more information:
Earth Day With The Peoria Park District

April 25, 2018
Club hive inspection
Wildlife Prairie Park Apiary inspection
Inspections, Creating splits/install packages/oxalic acid treat
Saturday, April 25, 2:00 PM. Weather permitting
Everyone is welcome even if you do not have hives at the Apiary.
Contact Dan Knetzger to register. knetzger@aeslogic.com
Bring your protective gear. There may be a spare veil available if you don’t have one.
See these documents for more information:
WildlifeProcedures

WildlifeProcedures2

May 11, 2018
Meeting
Extracting honey/Mite check
Bill Baker
Tazewell County Extension  6:30 PM
1505 Valle Vista Blvd, Suite 5
Pekin, IL 61554

May 12, 2018
Club hive inspection
Wildlife Prairie Park Apiary inspection
Swarm prevention, Check splits for queen, drone marking practice
Saturday, March 12, 2:00 PM. Weather permitting
Everyone is welcome even if you do not have hives at the Apiary.
Contact Dan Knetzger to register. knetzger@aeslogic.com
Bring your protective gear. There may be a spare veil available if you don’t have one.
See these documents for more information:
WildlifeProcedures

WildlifeProcedures2

TENTATIVE – June 16, 2018 – TENTATIVE
Field Day
Wildlife Prairie Park  9:00 AM  to approx 3:30 PM
Guest Speaker – TBA
Extracting Honey/Hive opening/
Please let us know if you are attending so we can prepare enough food, seating etc.
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July 14 – 20, 2018
Heart of Illinois Fair
Peoria, IL
See this link for more information:
Heart of Illinois Fair

July 21, 2018
Club hive inspection
Wildlife Prairie Park Apiary inspection
Inspect Queen Cells and Pull Honey/ extract
Saturday, July 21, 2:00 PM. Weather permitting
Everyone is welcome even if you do not have hives at the Apiary.
Contact Dan Knetzger to register. knetzger@aeslogic.com
Bring your protective gear. There may be a spare veil available if you don’t have one.
See these documents for more information:
WildlifeProcedures

WildlifeProcedures2

August 18, 2018
Club hive inspection
Wildlife Prairie Park Apiary inspection
Treating for Mites / OXALIC ACID
Saturday, August 18, 2:00 PM. Weather permitting
Everyone is welcome even if you do not have hives at the Apiary.
Contact Dan Knetzger to register. knetzger@aeslogic.com
Bring your protective gear. There may be a spare veil available if you don’t have one.
See these documents for more information:
WildlifeProcedures

WildlifeProcedures2

September 14, 2018
Meeting
Fall Feeding & Overwintering & Insurance – Mark Kilty
Peoria County Farm Bureau – Lower Level    6:30 p.m.
1716 N University St Ste 3, West Peoria, IL 61604
Enter from Nebraska on North Underhill St.

September 20, 2018
Club hive inspection
Wildlife Prairie Park Apiary inspection
Fall Feeding / Winterizing Hives
Saturday, August 20, 2:00 PM. Weather permitting
Everyone is welcome even if you do not have hives at the Apiary.
Contact Dan Knetzger to register. knetzger@aeslogic.com
Bring your protective gear. There may be a spare veil available if you don’t have one.
See these documents for more information:
WildlifeProcedures

WildlifeProcedures2

October 19, 2018
Annual Banquet, Elections
Fairview Farms, 5911 Heuermann Rd, Peoria, IL -6:00 p.m.

Other Key Dates

January 9 thru 13, 2018
2018 American Beekeeping Conference
Reno, Nevada
American Beekeeping Federation

January 9 thru 13, 2018
2018 American Honey Producers Association Convention
San Diego, CA
American Honey Producers Association