“ANYTHING GOES” will be our theme for the silent auction at the NCSBA state conference on March 10-11, 2023, in Monroe, NC. The Chatham County Beekeepers have taken on the task of organizing auctions next year. We challenge every association to donate a few treasures. No worries if you are not attending but would like to donate. Regional directors, our state inspectors, or a member from your association that is attending the conference can collect items for the auction.
We have not had a silent auction in a few years. For those who have not participated in one, the following explanation should help you understand the procedure. First, donate items for the auction. Each item will be accompanied by a bidding sheet that will include the item information, value of gift, minimum/opening bid, and what dollar amount for increased bids. For example, an item valued at $35.00 could have an opening bid of $15.00 with $2.00 increments (next bid is $17.00). The bidding deadline is the end of the morning break on Saturday, March 11th. Top bidders can pay for and collect items at lunchtime on March 11th.
We all love our “bee stuff” but please consider donating those birthday or Christmas gifts that don’t fit your style to ANYTHING GOES Silent Auction. Items that are typically found at our auctions include hive equipment and tools, products of the hive, bee plants, bee jewelry, photography or art work, books, decorated hive bodies, pottery, mead, wine, and more. You get the idea!
Please help by contributing to our silent auction. More information will follow when the conference schedule is finalized.
If anybody has questions, please email Pat Weisbrodt, email@example.com.