PBKA Auction

Note that the PBKA Auction this year is on Saturday 30th April at the Brithdir Building, Withybush Showground, Haverfordwest. Viewing commences at 11am and the auction starts at 1pm. If you have any beekeeping items or bees to sell, please contact the PBKA Treasurer, Barbara Pegg on 01437 563392 as soon as possible.

PBKA Auction 2014

Details

The annual auction takes place next Saturday, 3rd May, at the Brithdir Hall, Withbush Showground, Haverfordwest, SA62 4BW.

As usual there will be bees, some with hives: used equipment and some new items available.

Viewing starts at 11.00 am and the auction starts at 1.00 pm.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Information for sellers

Bees for sale this must be delivered to the showground on Wednesday, 30th April – contact Tom Pegg on 01437 563392 for details.

Equipment for sale can be be delivered on the morning of the auction between 9.00 am and 11.00 am – late entries may be refused.

10% of the sale value of bees or equipment will be retained for association funds.

Information for buyers

Viewing starts at 11.00 am and the sale starts at 1.00 pm.

Bees will have been checked for  by the seasonal bee inspector before sale.  Bees cannot be viewed – printed details of each lot will be available (frame type, hive type if applicable,  frames with brood, queen year, temperament).

A buyers ticket must be obtained from the desk before bidding.

Payment must be made on the day by cash or cheque.

Items must be collected only after payment has been made.

Questions?

Contact Tom Pegg on 01437 563392.

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Auction of Bees – Prices

Prices paid for bees at today’s PBKA Auction of bees and equipment were as follows.

Bees on frames

2 frames brood – £88

3 frames brood – £125 to £140

4 frames brood – £150 to £175

5 frames brood – £155 to £190

8 frames brood – £205

bees in nucs or hives

Nat hives 4/5 frames brood – £200 to £240

Nuc with 2 1/2 frames brood – £150

WBC – 6 super frames brood – £205

WBC – 1/2 frame brood – £130

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More than just an auction …

Saturday April 30th is the date of the PBKA Auction in the Brithdir Hall at Withbush Showground by kind permission of Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society.

Whether you are buying or not, come along and meet other beekeepers.   This year we will have an information stand where you can come along and discuss beekeeping with experienced beekeepers.  The committee and volunteers will be wearing badges to help you identify them for a chat.

Viewing starts at 11.00 am and the auction starts at 2.00 pm.  Light refreshments are available throughout the day.

Directions to the showgroundMap of the Showground

Bee and Equipment Sale Success

The Association’s bee and equipment sale on 2nd May had 34 bee colonies for sale, most complete with hives, and over 450 other lots.  Buyers were enthusiatic with a total sale value of £11,600 resulting in a £1,100 contribution to the association’s funds. 

Special thanks go to all who attended to make this a success; Claire for a marathon three and a half hours of auctioning,  Tom and Barbara for their hard work and experience of running successfuly auctions, their daughter for organising the refreshments; David Geoff and Ian for helping Tom, again, with the bees and to everyone who took the time to come and talk to me during the day to ask about the association and beekeeping; and Geoff, again, for being on hand to talk to beekeepers and for helping me organise stacks of equipment for buyers to cram into their vehicles.   We signed up 9 new members on the day are now close to adding our 100th member for this year.  Good luck to everyone who bought bees.