CENTRAL IOWA BEEKEEPER’S ANNUAL AUCTION
The Central Iowa Beekeeper’s Annual Auction is being held on April 21st 2012 at 10:00 a.m. on hwy 141, 1 block west of the hospital in Perry, Iowa.
Curt and Connie Bronnenberg have graciously offered the use of their “in town honey house”. There will be food, hot coffee, etc. available and restrooms. We are in need for consigners and buyers!!
Now is the perfect time to clean, sort, and sell equipment and make a few bucks, or to buy up some good beekeeping equipment!! Take a look around and please email me your list of items you wish to consign. If you would like to have the list of the consigned items, please send me your email and I will email the list to you in mid April.
Consignment fee is 10% if consigned before the date of March 20th, and 15% thereafter. All drawn comb will be inspected. There will be signs posted on Highway 141
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE AUCTION!!
THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST TO DATE, HOPING TO ADD MORE AS THE AUCTION DATE NEARS. THE LIST WILL BE UPDATED ON THE 19TH OF APRIL, E-MAIL PAT ENNIS IF YOU WISH TO HAVE ONE.
12 DEEP BOXES; 20 6 5/8 SUPERS AND OTHER MISC. STUFF
MANY 1 GAL FEEDERS; 2 PALLETS OF DEEP AND ILLINOIS WOOD FRAMES; 20 ILLINOIS SUPERS; ROSS ROUND SUPERS W/FRAMES; MANY INNER COVERS –COVERS – BOTTOM BOARDS; A FEW DEEP BOXES AND NUC BOXES; 2 BRAND NEW COMPLETE HIVES INCLUDES: 2 DEEPS W/PLASTIC FRAMES AND FEEDER – 2 ILLINOIS SUPERS W/ PLASTIC FRAMES – INNER COVER AND COVER.
50 EMPTY DEEPS; QUEEN EXCLUDERS; EMPTY NUCS BOXES; BOTTON BOARDS; INNER COVERS AND COVERS; MUCH MISC EQUIPMENT; HOT BOX FOR LIQUIFYING BARREL OF HONEY, INSULATED (4 X 4 X 8).
20 INNER COVERS; 20 COVERS; 20 BOTTOM BOARDS; USED 4 FRAME HAND CRANK EXTRACTOR.
2 USED HIVE KITS INCLUDING: 2 DEEPS WITH A DIVISION BOARD FEEDER AND 18 WOOD FRAMES W/FOUNDATION, INNER COVER, COVER AND BOTTOM BOARD & 2 SHALLOW SUPERS W/WOOD FRAMES AND FOUNDATION.
2 HIVE BODIES; 2 COVERS; 3 SUPERS W/NEW FOUNDATION; 10 PAILS AND MISC.
60 + USED DEEP WOOD FRAMES W/PLACTIC FOUNDATION; 60 + USED MED WOOD FRAMES W/PLASTIC FOUNDATIN; 100 + USED MED WOOD FRAMES; 1 REFRACTOMETER; 1 MANN LAKE PLASTIC UNCAPPING TANK.
48 6 5/8 NEW SUPERS WITH 10 FRAMES W/WIRED WAX FOUNDATION READY TO GO.
GREAT NEWS FOR THE SUMMER FIELD DAY!!!
Hello to everyone! Hope everyone is having a great spring. This mild winter has been great for the heating bills, and easier on the bees. Check your bees to be sure they have adequate stores of food. It’s a sad thing to have the bees make it this far only to starve to death for lack of food this close to spring. By this writing, the brood rearing is well underway, and the bees will need a pollen and nectar/ food source.
I have great news for our Annual Summer Field Day!
NOTE THE DATE CHANGE TO JUNE 16TH
As I was working on speakers for our annual meeting, I contacted Larry Connor. He could not come to our annual meeting, but mention this summer possibly. To make a long story short, he will be coming to Iowa as our speaker/guest for our summer field day, and he also wanted to have a limited attendance advanced class for Friday afternoon/evening, June 15th! (See the details below). I am fired up about Larry's’ coming to Iowa and this opportunity. What a great way to celebrated 100 years of beekeeping in Iowa!! I hope you take every opportunity to attend this event. Oh yea, don’t forget about the “bee beard”!!! Do I see any volunteers??? YES I DO!!!!
Pat Ennis VP, IHPA