Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beekeeping- Review and Giveaway** CLOSED**

This month I read the book "Beekeeping" to review. Boy, did I enjoy this read! The book isn't too thick- only 128 pages, but I loved every page! I think I read through it in just a couple of days. Each day I was excited to read what else Joanna Ryde had to say. Being new to beekeeping myself I found this book to be super helpful with lots and lots of information. Topics are made simple for the novice to grasp and the book is actually entertaining too.
The only few "cons" I would give this book are the fact that there are no real photos. All the pictures are drawings. There also isn't much detailed information about mite control. I've heard a lot about mites destroying entire colonies. I haven't noticed any in our hive as of yet. For better information about diseases and bugs that may infest your hives, try looking for a book that specifically has to do with raising bees in your area. If you're on the California Coast, this book is great.
Overall though, Beekeeping is certainly a book I would add to my collection. It would make a great quick reference. It offers a fantastic general knowledge that is perfect for the beginner, like me. If you know someone who wants to start a colony or that has just begun their adventure in beekeeping, this book would make an excellent gift!


If you'd like the chance to win a coy of the book here's how you can:
1. Leave a comment here letting me know if you already keep bees or are hoping to in the future.
2. FB or Tweet about this giveaway and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did
3. Blog about this giveaway (a simple post will do just fine) and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did

The giveaway will be open until August 26th and a winner will be chosen the following week.






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30 comments:

Carol said...

Ohhhhhh.... I would love to win the book. We've been thinking of trying out beekeeping for a couple of years now. Our subdivisions had rules against it but this year the changes the rules and we can have two hives per 3 acre lots now. After all we are a country subdivision with several "Hobby Farmist" living here :)

Carol said...

I posted a comment about the give away on Twitter;

http://twitter.com/#!/SilvrSpringAcre

Melodie said...

I want to keep bees in the future so this book would be great for me!

Homemade Easy said...

I blog and FB. I so want to have Bees. Have been on every blog I can find and I follow all the BEEkeepers I can find on farms. We have a local farmer, willing to let us have bees---just learning all I can, before next year! WOULD love to win your book. Thanks for this opportunity, even if I don't win, someone will! Virginia *-*

http://ourfamilymemories1996.blogspot.com/

Homemade Easy said...

http://mountainhomequilts.blogspot.com/2011/08/beekeeping-review-and-giveaway.html WAS POSTED ON MY BLOG.
http://ourfamilymemories1996.blogspot.com/

Thanks for this opportunity *-* Virginia

Sasha said...

That would be an awesome book to have! My Dad and I just got bees this year, He has a Top bar hive, and I have a langstroth.I love having the bees, its Amazing! And so now everytime we pass a beekeeping book at the store we have to look at it :)From what you say this one sounds like a pretty good read!

rosehaven said...

Our 15yr son is wanting to start beekeeping! God's calling for him is farming. Thank you for making the book available.

All's grace, April

Homemade Easy said...

Posted on my FB account too.

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Thistle Cove Farm said...

Daddy has kept bees for more than 70 years and every time I say, "I'd like a hive of bees", he says, "Why? I give you all the honey you want."
But I want BEES and, next spring, God willing, I'm gong to get my hive of bees!

Kimberly said...

we've just bought a homestead this year and got two hives ready to go! we just need the bees!

graceglory said...

Our business-minded second born (14 yrs old) is planning to start beekeeping early next year. This sounds like a perfect fit for him!

Heidi said...

I am hopeful that we will have bees within the next 24 months.

Heidi said...

I shared your giveaway on Facebook.

All Things Beautiful said...

Would love to win this book. Don't keep bees right now, but know a few people who do and would love to get to it one day.

Chickens and Teacups said...

you know i am wanting to in the future :)

Chickens and Teacups said...

I TWEETED http://twitter.com/#!/apronmama721/status/102041513546104834

Sarah said...

Would love to read this book, we want to start a couple of hive next year.

tpescdoc said...

This looks like an interesting book. I hope someday to have a hive or two.

goatldi said...

Have almost finished year one of bee keeping 101 here in beautiful Mendocino Co. Will hopefully have my first harvest in a few weeks and am so excited I could , well, you know ;-)

Even if I don't win the book I will let you know how much honey we harvest. Great with homemade goat milk yogurt!

goatldi said...

Forgive the heavy breathing-running from here to FB to my Blog and back is exhausting for a mature woman!

Here is my blog link http://walnettofarm.blogspot.com/2011/08/mountain-home-quilts-is-all-abuzz-about.html

And my FB page is linked on my blog.

With gratitude and honey on top!

Sharon said...

Thank you for the opportunity Heather :) My husband and I would like to keep bees in the future. Right now we are looking at purchasing a new home and Lord willing we can :) Have a great day!

~Sharon

KellyB said...

My husband and I both are wanting to start beekeeping next Spring and this would be great preparation reading!

Cheryl said...

Oh, I too would love this book. I would like to start a hive.

Cheryl said...

I just gave this giveaway a tweet!

Carol J. Alexander said...

I would love to win this book! I want bees desperately. Just haven't had the money to invest, yet.

Carol J. Alexander said...

I tweeted and FB'd.

Abbi said...

This is our first year of beekeeping. I am trying to learn as much as possible about them and I would love to win this book!
Abbi@abbisbridal.com

The Rustic Cabin said...

We will be building our boxes this winter for our spring bees. Im sure this book can help us in our new venture. Thanks

Mommaof10 said...

My husband is on the fence with beekeeping. He sees the need for it...but doesn't like bees..... So, this book might be just what he needs to take the plunge!

Renata said...

Keeping bees is something we've been thinking about for a while - you see we already have a bee man who puts his bees on the farm & gives us more honey than we need for the year, but it's so tempting to have that lovely buzz of bees around all the time, plus they are wonderful for the garden.
This book looks wonderful & if the giveaway is open to international readers I'd love an entry.
Have fun
Renata:)

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