2018 Schedule of Events

Imminent Beekeeping Tasks

Check hive food stores. Most losses occur in March due to starvation.
Add sugar cakes, winter patties, candy board, etc.

Plan for your spring hives:
1. Order package bees and/or nucs (don’t wait…they sell out fast)
2. Plan and order new or replacement wooden-ware, frames, foundation, etc.

Dates

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

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 14, 2018
Walnut Grove Festival
Eureka College Amphitheatre
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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.
Map

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.
midwestcarpet@live.com

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