Our Fundraisers


We aim to keep annual membership dues as low as possible so that everyone can participate in CIBA activities. We do not charge a fee to attend membership meetings.


Winter Seminar

We also host a Winter Seminar each January, which may include a small registration fee to help cover costs.


Spring Auction

Our primary fundraiser is an annual auction of new and used beekeeping equipment and other beekeeping-associated books and paraphernalia on the third Saturday of April. Anyone can consign or donate equipment for sale.  While our auctions are typically face-to-face events, during the pandemic, in 2021, we hosted an online auction.  


Food also is sold during this day-long event; profits from food sales typically fund our queen-ambassador program.

Central Iowa Beekeepers Association


Promoting the craft, science and future of beekeeping since 1947.  





Valerie Just, Webmaster

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