Saturday, July 30, 2011

My First Blogiversary + Giveaway

July 26th was my first blogiversary!  Many thanks to my friends and family members for their support of our beekeeping endeavors.

In honor of that milestone, I'm going to do a giveaway!  Someone is going to get a one-pound bottle of our honey from our upcoming harvest!  YUMMY!

My loyal, fab 15 Followers get two entries whether they want them or not (yes Troy, this means you). I love seeing your icons when I work on the blog. Thanks for being followers, y'all!  I've written down your names to make sure I enter you twice.

Anyone new who signs up as a Follower between today and August 6th gets one entry. Plus, Followers who leave a comment *on the blog, not on Facebook*. (I love you, FB friends, but I need you on the blog, too!) I'll use a random number generator to select the winner.

This is a deep frame of capped honey from our last harvest. Just something to tempt you to enter the giveaway . . .

Bee Beards

I'm mildly creeped out by the idea, but two different bee beard events have been brought to my attention recently.  So why be creeped out alone?

The first came from my friend Mike (Hi Mike!): In China, beards are not enough, apparently.

Image via The First Post.

The second is bee blogger Barbara's personal experience at an annual event held at Clovermead (a place I very much want to visit now, with a very nicely done website!). FYI: they use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to create a barrier -- the bees won't walk over it so that's how they keep the bees off of people's faces.

Would you ever participate in a bee bearding contest?