Saturday, 9 May 2015
Plant Fair and Bee Auction
Another busy day on our welsh mountain, today we planned to go to the Bee Auction that was organised by the local bee keepers association, we have never been to a bee auction before so didn't know what to expect, on the way we popped into the plant fair at the village hall, there wasn't much I didn't all ready have some carnivorous plants caught my eye
I got these two to add to my collection, stunning colours and they compliment mine that is a zesty lime colour
mine need dividing as do the two I have bought, I do have other carnivorous plants when I split them and re-pot I will do a post on them.
It was then off to the bee auction, it was held in a village hall, there were bees to be auctioned off but they were not at the hall, they had been checked by the bee inspector and were fit for sale, the hall was crammed with bee keeping equipment
Frames, hives, smokers, excluders and loads of other stuff, we got talking to a member who introduced us to another bee keeper who lives across the valley from us, we have her contact number as she has a couple of swarms from last year to sell, we stayed for the start of the auction just to get a judge on the prices that things were going for, there was nothing we were after on this occasion, it was good to make some contacts.
We did pick up a form to join the local bee keepers association.
Next week-end is the Smallholders show at Bluith Wells we are planning a trip there although we havent decided what day yet, is anyone else planning a visit.