UPCOMING EVENTS

It's Auction Time!

Are you looking for some for some deals on some beekeeping equipment? Say no more, we have two auctions coming up here in Iowa that will that you can get some good deals at. Here they are.....

Central Iowa Beekeepers Association

(CIBA)

Auction by beekeepers for beekeepers

Saturday, April 10, 2021, through Saturday, April 17, 2021, with bidding closing at noon on April 17. 

Come and join us for a 'NO FRILLS, BUT A LOT OF THRILLS!' online auction!  Our annual auction is our largest fundraiser, where auction profits are used to serve beekeepers and provide educational opportunities for all beekeepers, no matter the stage of his/her beekeeping journey. You are receiving this email because you either have participated in previous CIBA auctions as a seller or a bidder, or you are listed as a contact for an Iowa Beekeeping Club.

 

The Central Iowa Beekeeping Association (CIBA) will have an online auction in April via a Facebook group conducted by an independent auctioneer. The online auction, which limits face-to-face contact, is intended to reduce COVID risk for our consignors and bidders.  This is not how we would prefer to conduct the CIBA auction, and we are hopeful we can return to in-person auctions in the future.  

 

NOW is the time to think about what you want to sell as well as what you need to purchase. The online auction dates are from Saturday, April 10, 2021, through Saturday, April 17, 2021.  We have much more information available on our AUCTION 2021 website page, including actions needed by both Bidders and Sellers to participate in the event.  The most critical dates are as follows:

  • The cut-off date for bidders to register with CIBA on our website, as well as join the CIBA FIRST ANNUAL ONLINE FACEBOOK AUCTION GROUP is Friday, April 16th, at 12:00, midnight.  

    • This date is non-negotiable due to our commitments to the independent auctioneer.  

  • The cut-off date for sellers to drop-off consignment items in Slater, Iowa, is Friday, April 2, 2021.  

    • It's important to note that sellers must register with CIBA on our website, complete a consignment inventory form, and schedule time to drop-off auction items with our CIBA project team.  Drop-off is by appointment only; there are additional tasks that must be completed prior to Friday, April 2, 2021, so timing is essential to ensure you are able to participate.  

    • This date is non-negotiable due to our commitments to the independent auctioneer.  

North Iowa Beekeepers Club Auction

April 24th, 2021

 

The North Iowa Beekeepers’ Club is having an auction of

beekeeping equipment and poultry equipment.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24th 2021!

 

Auction Location:

P & P Honey and Bee Supply Inc

Pat & Peggy Ennis @ 2105 110th St, Goodell, IA  50439

Date: Saturday, April 24th, 2021

(In case of rain, auction will be held in their heated shop)

Starting @ 10:00 am until done

Auctioneer: Roy Kraft

To Consign: 
We all have extra bee stuff in the shed, garage and barn that would be of great benefit and value to someone else.  So now is a great time to dust off, repair, paint and bring it to the auction! 
We welcome ​your new / gently used beekeeping and or poultry items at the auction! 
To​ ​consign ​your items please call, text or email Pat @ 641-444-4767 or 515-293-2601 or email @ ​pphoneyandbeesupply@gmail.com​.
Consignment rate:​ Before April 1​st​, - 10%  After April 1​st​, - 15% 
For a list of items being consigned, please contact us with the above info and we’d be happy to get you a list!  
A list will be periodically updated on the North Iowa Beekeepers facebook page.  
All beeswax combs to be sold will be inspected before the auction​. 
All auction proceeds will benefit the North Iowa Beekeepers’ Club and the youth of the area thru speakers and events with the purpose of educating, promoting and, or by mentoring the craft of beekeeping to all 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. 
(If you wish to help or donate food goodies, please contact: Tim Stumo, Richard Vonderohe or Madison Rau)  
To date of 2-9-2021, the auction will be live-in-person; masks are not required as in compliance with the mandate of ​Governor Reynolds.  
So looking forward to seeing everyone at the auction! 

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO OTHERS FOR YOUR LOVE OF HONEY BEES AND THE IHPA

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.  

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