WINNER! Giveaway: Homegrown Honey Bees

Our farm photographer, Louise, digs into her apron pocket …

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and pulls out the winner of the book Homegrown Honey Bees … Veronica A. Carter!

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Congratulations!

Veronica A. Carter said:

Albert Einstein once said: “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

Veronica, keep your eyes on your inbox for an e-mail coming in shortly.

And the original post was:

As the backyard homesteading movement continues to grow, beehives are joining chicken coops in suburban yards and on city rooftops across North America. People are increasingly aware of the essential role bees play in pollinating crops, and they want the joy of harvesting honey from their own backyards.

Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest, introduces the basic procedures, possibilities, and pleasure of keeping bees.

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It’s yours if you can guess who it was that said the demise of the honeybee would be the end of mankind and give us the exact quote. We’ll pull one name from a hat and send this important book your way!

 

Leave a comment 39 Comments

  1. Barbara says:

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” Einstein

  2. Gail Dooley says:

    Lived on a farm with beehives and enjoyed watching the bee keeper care for his bees and pull out the honey. Would love to learn this art at my own farm now.

  3. Kendra P. Chubbuck says:

    I’ve been a beekeeper for over 23 years. I learned in a beekeeping class back in 1990 and never forgot it that Albert Einstein said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”

    Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Laurie Dimino says:

    Yes it was indeed Albert Eisntein who said ” If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.”
    What a smart man!
    Thanks for the chance to win this interesting looking book!
    Hugs,
    Laurie

  5. domestic diva says:

    It was Einstein, but everyone else seems to know that too. 🙂

  6. Christine Hill says:

    Albert Einstein! And he’s so right. HAIL TO THE HONEYBEE!

  7. Debbie Higgins says:

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” Einstein

  8. Donna Partridge says:

    Yes, it was Einstien. Thank you for the book offer.

    Donna

  9. Jada Edwards says:

    “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” -Albert Einstein 🙂

  10. Alyssa Maldonado says:

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
    ― Albert Einstein

  11. Susan says:

    Einstein?

  12. Kathryn St. Clare says:

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ~ Einstein

  13. wendy rogers says:

    Its the beginning of my grant proposal…the famous words of Albert Einstein!!!

  14. Julie says:

    “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” – Einstein. However, some question the validity of the quote.

  15. Lisa Bagley says:

    Albert Eisntein said” If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” I have had one hive for four years now, and I have enjoyed being a beekeeper. I have a couple of friends who are starting hives this Spring because of the one I started. Maybe next year, a few more will start one, and the year after that, too! My neighbors were a little leery at first, but their gardens thrived because of the bees, and now they all keep birdbaths filled with water for my litte guys! I would love this book! Thank you.

  16. Dolly Sarrio says:

    “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live”? Albert Einstein…But did he actually say that…internet is full of differences especially on the 4 year period
    Ultimately, whether Albert Einstein did ever discuss about the bees becomes an irrelevant concern in the light of a much graver question, “What should we do to encourage the return of the bees?” Found on Benefits of Honey

    Anyway would love to see how it is done…thanks for giveaway.

  17. Stephanie Meek says:

    “If honey bees become extinct, human society will follow in four years.” Albert Einstein.

  18. Vanessa says:

    “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!” Albert Einstein

    Just starting my beekeeping journey and would love to have more to read!

  19. Toni Whitney says:

    Yes, that would be the wise Albert Einstein.

  20. Michelle Smith says:

    “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!” Albert Einstein! I so want to win this! I’ve been debating jumping into beekeeping!!! <3

  21. Camela says:

    I believe that would be Einstein.

  22. Kelly Zak says:

    Albert Einstein is credited for saying: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

    Think of all the good things we would lose!

    Thank you for the contest!

  23. Janie Manus says:

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ― Albert Einstein

  24. Melissa Grigsby says:

    Albert Einstein said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”

  25. Sue Reins says:

    “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”Author Unknown

  26. KIM SLONE says:

    As everyone has already said: “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” by Albert Einstein

  27. Grace says:

    Would love to add beekeeping to my backyard farm! Love your website and magazine!

  28. Kelly H says:

    Albert Einstein once said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”

  29. Jennifer Reddington says:

    If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. Albert Einstein

  30. Jess S. says:

    “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” – Albert Einstein

    what a great giveaway!

  31. Vicki Meeds says:

    Albert Einstein: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”

    I became a bee guardian last spring and am hoping my hive made it through the winter! I will be expanding this year. The book would be a great resource.

  32. Jeffrey says:

    Albert Einstein said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”
    I’ve always wanted to start my own hive but I don’t know if I have the space for it, basically if my land is large enough. I absolutely love honey, eat it every day at breakfast and lunch, sometime even more often. Thanks for the opportunity!

  33. jaylyn morehouse says:

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” -Einstein
    I would love to add to my homesteading book collection! I will have bees someday:)

  34. Veronica A. Carter says:

    Albert Einstein once said: “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

  35. Sylvia Long says:

    http://www.snopes.com/quotes/einstein/bees.asp
    It has been attributed to Mr. Albert Einstein, but as snopes points out, there is no historical data for Mr. Einsein saying it himself, though would be demonstrably a crisis if bees were to perish. It was probably attributed to him to give attention to the bee disease crisis. It worked and I suppose that is a good thing : ). Thank you for the chance at the book! It looks great.

  36. Ellen Kraus says:

    Albert Einstein – “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
    My favorite brain-man with a wide scope of knowledge….listen to him and Darwin !!

  37. Carol Gillen says:

    Well, it certainly wasn’t Monsanto!
    This will be my first year as a beekeeper. The hives are ready and the bees are on order. So Excited!

  38. Turtle says:

    awe bummer, i had it too but see it has been posted numerous times 🙁

    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” -Einstein

  39. Patrice Ashton says:

    Small and tender, or massive and hearty, trustworthy, abundant: the zucchini is my favorite plant in the garden because it grows! It gives! It is versatile! Gently steamed or grilled with burgers, or in a yummy bread or muffin it performs ! In years when the garden is not performing to expectation, the zucchini allows me to feel success.😊

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