2021 CIBA ON-LINE AUCTION EVENT

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Auction by beekeepers for beekeepers

The Central Iowa Beekeeping Association (CIBA) will have an online auction in April via a Facebook group conducted by an independent auctioneer.  We apologize for the need to cancel last year, and we have decided that a live auction is not an option for us this year either.  NOW is the time to think about what you want to sell as well as what you want to purchase.

The online auction, which limits face-to-face contact, is intended to reduce COVID risk for our consigners and bidders.  This is not how we want to conduct the CIBA auction, and we are hopeful we can return to in-person auctions in the future. 

KEEP CHECKING BACK ON THIS PAGE TO SEE UPDATED INFORMATION AS THE CIBA AUCTION TEAM GAINS MORE INFORMATION.  

 

The following are details as of February 28, 2021:  

 

Call to Action:  Buyers/Sellers

NOTE:  If the hyperlinks to the forms do not work on your browser, know that the forms are located at the end of the page - please scroll down the page to find the forms.  

If you find that your system will not accommodate registering for the auction using the forms below, you may reach out to Jeremiah Kusel here to gain assistance in registering.  

Buyers

  • Buyers/bidders MUST register with CIBA prior to participating in the auction. 

    • Register here.  

      • The cut-off to register is Friday, April 16th at 12:00, midnight.
  • Once you have submitted your CIBA registration, there will be a pop-up screen that will provide a link to the CIBA FIRST ANNUAL ONLINE FACEBOOK AUCTION GROUP.  You MUST join the Facebook group so you can bid on auction items. 
    • This link will also be provided in an email that  you will receive at the email address provided when you registered with CIBA.  
    • The cut-off to register is Friday, April 16th at 12:00, midnight. 
  • ​Buyers/bidders, read more buyer/bidder information here.  ​

Sellers

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER AS A SELLER WAS APRIL 2, 2021.  WE HAVE REMOVED THE ABILITY TO REGISTER AS A SELLER.  

  • Sellers MUST register with CIBA to sell items at the auction prior to scheduling a drop-off time (by appointment only) with Jeremiah Kusel.  ​
  • ​Sellers MUST bring a completed consignment form at the time of auction item drop-off with Jeremiah Kusel.
  • Sellers, ​read more seller information here.  

 

Important Dates

  • Online auction dates

    •  Saturday, April 10, 2021 - Saturday, April 17, 2021, with bidding closing at noon on April 17. 

  • Last day/time for bidders to register with CIBA AND join the CIBA FIRST ANNUAL ONLINE FACEBOOK AUCTION GROUP.​

    • The cut-off is Friday, April 16th at 12:00, midnight.  ​

  • Seller drop-off dates  

    • Saturday, March 27, 2021 - Friday, April 2, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. 

    • ​​Contact Jeremiah Kusel at 515.447.3203 to arrange drop-off. 

  •  Last day for seller consignment

    • Friday, April 2, 2021. 

    • This date is non-negotiable due to our commitment to the online auctioneer.  

  • Bidder/buyer physical lot inspection dates  

    • ​Thursday, April 8, 2021, and Friday. April 9, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., by appointment only.

      • Contact Jeremiah Kusel at 515.447.3203 for an appointment.

  • Buyer pickup dates

    • Monday, April 19th through Friday, April 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Slater by appointment only.

Facebook Auction Page

To find the auction page on Facebook, go here.

 

Seller Drop-off / Buyer Physical Lot Inspection Location

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - HOURS ARE 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  

Jeremiah Kusel

306 2nd Avenue, Slater, Iowa

515.447.3203

Seller Information

  • Last day for seller consignment AND drop-off is Friday, April 2, 2021; please plan accordingly. 

    • This date is non-negotiable due to our commitment to the online auctioneer.  

  • Sellers MUST first register as an auction seller using the Seller Registration form here

  • Consigner inventory sheets, referred to as Seller Consignment forms, need to be completed by the consigner prior to dropping off auction items.  Provide the completed form to Jeremiah at your scheduled drop-off.

  • Once registered, sellers should schedule drop-off with Jeremiah Kusel at 515.447.3203.  

    • If you have not registered, Jeremiah will direct you to the website to complete registration.  

    • Saturday, March 27, 2021 - Friday, April 2, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., by appointment only.  ​​

    • Drop-off site for auction items is 306 2nd Avenue, Slater, Iowa. 

  • Sellers may indicate preferred lot divisions and establish minimum bid by indicating on the Seller Consignment form.  If a minimum bid is set and any bid is received but is less than the minimum bid, the item will be returned to the seller but the sellers fee will apply based on the highest bid received.

  • Seller and CIBA will utilize the Seller Consignment form to verify completeness and accuracy of the form versus auction items at the time of drop-off.

  • Any consignment containing drawn wax will be inspected by a state bee inspector and those items that do not pass will not be for sale and will be returned to the consigner or destroyed at the seller’s direction.

  • A 15% sellers fee will be assessed from auction proceeds as a CIBA fund raising event.

  • Sellers will be paid via check mailed to their address on the consignment form, so please ensure that information is accurate and complete on the Seller Consignment form. 

    • You can expect a check within 7-10 days of the last buyer’s pickup date (last buyer's pick-up date is April 23, 2021).

  • Any items without bids or items unclaimed by the buyer will be returned to the seller or disposed of by CIBA at the consigner’s direction.  No consigner fees will apply.

  • Consigners may donate items with the proceeds from the auction to benefit CIBA. 

    • Consigners may designate those proceeds for specific CIBA projects such as the queen/ambassador program or the future bee yard, otherwise proceeds will go to support all CIBA programs.

    • You can chat with Jeremiah Kusel at the time of drop-off and designate your wish to donate.  

 

Buyer/Bidder Information

  • Buyers can inspect items up for auction at 306 2nd Avenue, Slater, Iowa, on the following days:

    • Thursday, April 8, 2021, and Friday. April 9, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., by appointment only.

    • Contact Jeremiah Kusel at 515.447.3203 for an appointment.

  • Bidders MUST register with CIBA using our Buyer Registration form , by Friday, April 16th, 12:00, midnight.

  • Bidders MUST join the CIBA FIRST ANNUAL ONLINE FACEBOOK AUCTION GROUP, by Friday, April 16th, 12:00, midnight.  

    • The link to the Facebook page will be available on the pop-up screen AFTER you register with CIBA, as well as in the email you receive AFTER registering with CIBA.  ​

  • Our online auctioneer will begin the soft-close of the auction at noon on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  During the closing of our auction, if a bid is placed during the last 2 minutes on an item, it will extend the bidding for that item for an additional two minutes.   

    • This is similar to a live auction, during which the bidding will continue as long as bidders increase the bid amounts.  

    • Closing will start with lot 1 but will be extended in 2 minute intervals until no new bids are received in the previous 2 minute period.

    • The next lot will not close until the previous lot is completed.

  • Bids will be accepted by the auctioneer if you wish to place a maximum bid or are not able to be present at closing. 

    • Details and contact information will be posted for this form of bidding on the CIBA website once this process has been finalized with the auctioneer.

  • Payment is expected at the time of pick up by check, money order or exact cash. 

    • No change will be available at pick up time.

  • Buyer's/Winner's pick-up timeframe is Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Slater by appointment only.

    • Items must be picked up by the last pick-up time unless other arrangements and payment received prior to close of pick-up time.

    • Pick-up site for auction items is 306 2nd Avenue, Slater, Iowa. 

  • Bidding is a legal contract and CIBA reserves the right to collect from the bidder for items bid on if items are won and not claimed/paid.

  • Buyer's must agree to the terms of bidding when completing the registration form:

    • By bidding on auction items, you are stating that you are willing to purchase that item for your bid amount.  If you are outbid, or your bid does not meet the reserve price, you are under no obligation to buy. But in all other cases, you are entering a contract to buy the item, and to deliver payment when you pick up your items.  If you cannot pay please don’t bid. Your bids are final and non-retractable.

    • All online items are sold in 'as in' condition. CIBA is providing time for buyers to view items in person; therefore, the buyer is responsible when placing a bid that he or she acquainted himself or herself with the terms and conditions of sale and agreed to be bound by such terms and conditions prior to placing any bid.

Contact Us

If there are questions, please contact any of the CIBA Auction Committee members:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buyer Registration

You will need to register as a buyer to participate in bidding at our online auction.  

Buyer Registration

To register as a buyer for our online auction, please complete all fields.  Once you have completed all fields, select the Continue button.  

 

Seller Registration

You will need to register as a seller PRIOR to calling Jeremiah Kusel to schedule a drop-off time.  If you have not registered, Jeremiah will direct you back to the site to register first.  

Seller Registration

To register as a seller at our online auction, complete all fields and click the Submit button.  

 

Seller Equipment Consignment Form

Sellers need to bring a completed Seller Consignment form to the scheduled drop-off with Jeremiah Kusel in Slater.  You must bring the actual completed form with you when dropping off your items to sell.  Jeremiah will use the form to validate all of your auction items.  

  • Download a form, either in Word or PDF format,  you can print and fill out. 

    • If this is your preference, choose option 1A or 1B.  

  • Download a form, either in Word or PDF format, you can 'tab and type' and print.    

    • If this is your preference, choose option 2A or 2B.  

 

1A.  Consignment Form Print & Fill - Word 

1B.  Consignment Form Print & Fill - PDF 

2A.  Consignment Form Fill & Print -  Word 

  • You will need to Enable Editing at the top of the document to tab and complete.  

2B.  Consignment Form Fill & Print - PDF