Our next meeting on October 9th will be the annual auction to raise money for the new beekeeper grants awarded in the spring each year.

The program was started years ago in memory of one of our outstanding members, Charles Stewart. The original grant was a cash award that the new beekeepers could use to purchase equipment to get started in beekeeping. It has evolved over the years to merge with TBA’s hive award program, so that we are able to award the hives plus packages of bees now to new beekeepers. The money raised from this auction is dedicated to new beekeepers start up kits only. It is not used for general operations for BCBA.

BCBA takes all kinds of donated items including clean, new wooden ware, protective clothing, wax, tools etc. to be auctioned. You may also donate bee related items including clothing, bee nick knacks, ceramics, etc. We have had local artwork donated from our members including paintings, wood turned items, and hand crocheted items that have been true treasures to purchase. We do ask that you do not bring used wooden ware to the auction.

So bring your items to donate and your check book to the meeting October 9th and plan to have some fun!

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