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Auction of Second-Hand Equipment and Live Bees

Saturday 27 April 2024:  2 pm

Chalfonts Bee Keepers’ Society will be holding an auction of live bees and second-hand equipment at The Old Farmhouse, Farm Road, Chorleywood WD3 5QB

There will also be a stall of new equipment alongside the auction (bought in bulk by the club and sold at discounted prices); a £1 Table with a miscellany of beekeeping  supplies, some of them may be of use (!) and, of course, teas, coffees and cakes.


10% of sales goes to Chalfonts Beekeepers Funds.


We are very grateful to Bill Fisher for hosting this year's auction, and to the following people for their help on and before the day: Steve Troll (catalogue), Mike Tucker (Auctioneer), Dorothy Potter (auctioneer’s assistant), Peter Cardoe (cashier), and Fran Barham (runner).


However, for the auction to be a success, we still need to fill a number of other roles. 

To volunteer for any of these, we have created a Google sign-up form HERE


Alternatively, please contact any member of the organising committee:

Kate Shawyer (

Peter Stevens (

Steve Troll (

Jim Liness (

Peter Cardoe ( 

It would be great if all these roles could be filled by volunteers!


We would also appreciate it if people could make cakes for the refreshments stall - please let Kate Shawyer know if you are able to help with this.

If you have equipment for sale, please click here for the Auction Sales Form which you will need to download, complete and return to Steve Troll ( as soon as possible.  All equipment must be clean, serviceable and appropriately sterilised.  We reserve the right to reject any items we consider unsuitable.


If you have live bees for sale, please click here for the Live Bees Entry Form, which you will need to download, complete and email it  to Bill Fisher as soon as possible.  All bees must be inspected and certified disease-free before the auction. Finally, you will then need to call Bill on his mobile to arrange a suitable time to deliver your items to the auction site and, in the case of live bees, to arrange for them to be inspected.  Bill's contact details are given in the email sent to members.

By entering an item in the auction, you confirm you agree to abide by the auction terms and conditions (click here for copy) and any directions or decisions of the Auctioneer and auction officials without reservation.


The deadline for delivery is 20th April 2024.  Late items may be accepted only at the auctioneers’ discretion, and may not appear in the auction catalogue.


Access to view lots will be from 12 noon on 27th April 2024.  The auction will commence at 2pm.  The auction will be held outside, so bring a warm coat and boots if the weather is poor.


Many thanks; we are looking forward to a successful auction and successful beekeeping year!

Image by Bianca Ackermann
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