Starting to get ready for what has become the annual auction for my association. With 6 weeks to go I have got around 100 lots but from just a few sellers so far. I will need to chase people up and send out reminders to get more sellers registered.
Last year there around 150 lots which took just over 3 hours to get through. Some real surprises in terms of prices fetched, for example:
- Bees – full size colony, just bees – no hives: £300
- Brood boxes – Nationals in poor condition: £24
- Super boxes – Dadant: £8
- Dadant – complete cedar hive: £25
Last year we were really lucky with the weather, so fingers are crossed for a similar sort of day this time around.
In case you are interested it’s on Saturday, 31st March 2012 and more information is on the Reigate website at: auction details