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Saturday, June 27, 2020

It's Auction Time!

So if you are new to beekeeping and haven't heard yet, there is used equipment for you to buy.  

There will be two auctions throughout the state this year and you can't afford to miss out on one. For many years the Central Iowa Beekeepers Association (CIBA) has held one in the month of April and as always has a great turnout.  The North Iowa Beekeepers’ Club Auction will have some great items as well and some poultry items for those that raise chickens also. I know first hand on some great deals to be had at an auction.

So let's get to the details...... 

What:     Central Iowa Beekeepers Association

               (CIBA) Annual Auction

When:    Saturday, April 18, 2020  / Starting @ 10:00 AM

Where:   18930 210th St.  Minburn, IA  50167

Postponed due to COVID -19

New date & time will be posted when more information is available!

Accepting consignments on the day of the auction starting at 8:00 AM

Auction starts at 10:00 AM

If you have excess equipment to sell, or if you are in need of equipment , come to the CIBA Auction.  Or just come and visit with other BEEKEEPERS and enjoy the food and the company.  Donation of equipment to CIBA will be sold and the proceeds used to support ongoing Association projects.



It’s time to consign.  CIBA members that commit to consign by

March 1st will be awarded a 10% consignment fee, which is a reduction from the standard consignment fee of 15%.  After March 1st, CIBA member consignors will be charged a 15% consignment fee.  The reduction in the consignment fee is NOT available to non CIBA members.


Committing to consign does not require a list of the items you are consigning, but the sooner we know the items you have to sell, the better we can advertise and the better your opportunity to sell your beekeeping equipment.


As you are putting items away or cleaning your supplies, start a list of what you want to bring to the auction.



All comb and certain equipment will be inspected by the State Apiarist or designees starting at 8 AM the day of the auction.  (Rejected equipment/comb must be removed from the premises immediately.)


Concession Stand!

As in the past, there will be a concession stand at the auction—the stand funds our Honey Queen / Honey Ambassador program. 


Contact for Consignment and Concession Stand!

Please contact Steve Hanlin @ (515) 292-5802, steve.hanlin@ars.usda.gov

What:     North Iowa Beekeepers’ Club Auction

                P & P Honey and Bee Supply Inc

When:    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 / Starting @ 10:00 AM

Where:   Pat & Peggy Ennis

                2105 110th St, Goodell, IA  50439

Auctioneer: Roy Kraft

We’re looking for new / gently used beekeeping and or poultry items!

We all have some stuff in the shed or barn that would be of great benefit or value to someone else.  So now is a great time to dust off, repair, paint and bring it to the auction!   

All combs, to be sold, will be inspected before the auction.


To consign your items, and for a list of items being consigned, please call or email Pat @

515-293-2601 or pphoneyandbeesupply@gmail.com.   

 Consignment rate: Before April 1st, - 10% / After April 1st, - 15%


All auction proceeds will benefit the North Iowa Beekeepers’ Club and the youth with the purpose of educating and promoting the craft of beekeeping thru speakers and events to all the beekeepers throughout North Iowa.


Restrooms will be available (port a potties)

 Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Bottled Water and Rolls, Baked Goods will be available for a donation/purchase. 

Consigned items will be listed later......


You can order one decal for $10 or two for $15 (make check to IHPA).  You probably will want two since you will have two License Plates.  You don’t have to have a decal on both. Or you could choose a different non-profit organization’s decal and place on the other plate, as well. Or, in the future you want a different type of decal you can easily change it or update your current decal.

You can see the Decal below and on the DOT’s website which is; https://iowadot.gov/mvd/vehicleregistration/vehicleregistration/Decals

This decal is made to the same specifications that the month decal is made.  So, it should last a few years.  Now, for those of you that do not want to buy the Decal License Plate ($5.00 in addition to your registration fee plus $5.00 renewal fee at the County’s Treasurers Office) but still want a COOL DECAL you can use them like any decal – in your vehicle’s window, bumper or even on your refrigerator.

The purpose of this decal is raise awareness of Honey Bees and IHPA in Iowa.  Yes, we will raise some dollars too. All funds raised will go to support Iowa State Fair Booth renovations.

 Thanks for your support of this fun way of showing off our love of honey bees and of IHPA.  

What:     Central Iowa Beekeepers Association (CIBA) Annual Auction

When:    Saturday, April 18, 2020

Where:   18930 210th St.

              Minburn, IA  50167...

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