Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Field Trips

Upcoming Events

Inspections training Dates at Sugar Grove currently Saturdays unless you that never works for you. Let me know. (pjkorand@gmail.com)

7/16/22 noon-3 (Rain date 7/17)

7/30/22 noon-3 (Rain Date 7/31)

8/7/22 noon-3 (Rain Date 8/8)

8/27/22 noon-3 (Rain Date 8/28)

10/1 noon-3 (Rain Date 10/2)

Activity : Hive inspection of the club hives at Sugar Grove Nature Center. Opening a hive, inspect frames, looking for signs of a activity, queen, brood, eggs, pests, diseases, queen cells. Bring at least a veil. Suit is helpful. We meet starting at the trail hives or sap house hive.

Trail hives: located off the grass remote parking area. Upon exiting the woods, there is gazebo on the right/west. A large sign is directing you to Nature Center. Go EAST on the grass area about midway to the trail heading south. Hive are shortly down the trail

Sap house located NW of the parking lot atthe Nature Center

Location: Sugar Grove Nature Center, East Remote Parking Area, Trail Hives 4532 N 725 East Road, McLean, IL 61754, (Funks Grove)

Please let us know if you plan to attend via Facebook or text (309-826-0089) or email (pjkorand@gmail.com) Let me know if Saturdays don’t work for you. I can schedule other dates.

Past Events

Past February 2nd, 2020 12-4 pm Building Hardware

Activity: Building hardware – Several stations with nail guns, brad nailers, table saw, drills available to use. Members will demonstrate box and frame assembly, how to install wax or plasticell into frames. You can ‘Make and Take’ nucs or frame jigs. Members can help with your equipment assembly. Anyone can help assemble club materials.

Meatballs with HONEY BBQ and snacks provided. Bring your choice of beverage.

Cost: current members free, Renewing or non-members $15 (cost of membership)

Pre-cut Material available for nucs $9, for framing jigs $6. Let us know if you would like these options so we can secure material for you.

If you want to assemble your boxes/frames, bring the material along and we can all help each other. If you don’t need to build anything, come help others, get experience, see other methods, share your knowledge, talk bees and have a good time.

Noon for on-site registration, 12:15 demonstrations starts. Please let us know if you plan to attend via Facebook or text (309-826-0089) or email (pjkorand@gmail.com). Let me know if you want to build nucs or framing jig.

Past September 28th, 2019 Field Trip 12-4 pm Extraction

Activity: Extraction methods and demonstration, your own extraction, social time, mead sampling

Extraction Field Trip
Extraction Field Trip

Noon on site registration, 12:15 demonstrations starts. Please let us know if you plan to attend via Facebook or text (309-826-0089) or email (pjkorand@gmail.com)

Cost: Members free, Non-members $15

Food: Chili dogs, snacks and bring your choice of beverage

Past April 23rd, 2019 Field trip 5:30 – 8 pm.

(Rain date April 24)

Activity: Hive Inspection, mite count and Vaporizer use. Opening a hive, inspect frames, looking for signs of a activity, pests, diseases, queen cells. Bring at least a veil. Gloves and suit helpful. Club OA vaporizer will be demonstrated.

5:30 on site registration, 6:00 demonstrations starts. Please let us know if you plan to attend via Facebook or text (309-826-0089) or email (pjkorand@gmail.com)

Location: PK House, 6424 Alexander Road, Heyworth IL 309-826-0089. Take 51 south to Bucks road just past Heyworth. Turn east onto Bucks. At the T turn north. Turn west next Road, Alexander. About 2 miles on the south side. Look for the signs.

Cost: Members $10, Non-members $25

Food: Brats and chips. Bring your choice of beverage

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