GBKA Auction

The GBKA auction will take place on Sunday, 12th of May 2024 at the the Westbury-on-Seven Parish Hall, Rodney Road, GL14 1PF. Lots will be taken from 8 am till 11 am on the day with live bees to be entered by 9 am. The auction begins at 12 noon, with the auction of live bees from 3 pm. Some, light refreshments (tea, coffee, rolls and cakes) will be available (please bring cash) but it is suggested that you bring your own lunch.

Trade stands are welcome to sell equipment. The cost for each stand is £20.

Complete a Sellers Form if you would like to sell any items in the auction.

If you have live bees to auction then complete a Live Bees Auction Entry Form. Remember you must have them inspected by your Regional/Seasonal Bee Inspector before bringing them to the Auction (as required by conditions 10 and 11 of the Auction rules).

RBI – Andy Wattam,, 07884 791009

SBI (Gloucestershire) – Elizabeth Gardner, Mobile: 07867 351610

A Live Bees Auction Lot Card will be available on the day to summarise the condition of any colonies of bees received for auction.

The Auction of Equipment will start at 12 noon and the Auction of Live Bees will start at 3pm. Lots will be taken from 8am to 11am on the day, with live bees to be entered by 9am. All lots must be removed by 6pm and live bees by 7pm.


Get to the Auction early and get an Auction Seller’s Form (download using the link above) to list the items you are selling. You need to put a description of the goods and any reserve price if you want. Give the form to a steward. Your goods will then be given a lot number and it will be fixed onto the goods. At the end of the auction check to see if all your goods have been sold. If there are items of yours that have not been sold then you must take them away before 6 pm otherwise a minimum £25 disposal charge will be levied.

Your money for your goods, less 12.5%, will be sent to you by cheque within 45 days from the day of the Auction.

If you have any queries regarding any lots that you plan to sell then please phone Bernie Danvers in the evening on 01594 825063.


On entry, have a look at the lots and see what you might want to buy.

To bid, get yourself a Bidder’s card (£5) with a number on it. No one else will have that number except you. No bids can be taken without a bidder’s card. You must show this card when lots are knocked down to you.

At 12 noon the auctioneer will start the auction, and you can bid for the lots you want.

Carry on bidding on all your lots you want to bid for. You can’t settle up until you have finished all your bidding. When you have finished take your bidder’s card to the main office and pay for your goods. There is no Auction commission to pay on top of the goods you are buying. You can pay by cash, cheque or card. You must then give up your bidders’ card.

You can now go and get your lots and have them checked. Once your receipt is ticked off by security you can take them home.