Saturday, November 5, 2016

Beekeeping e-book giveaway!

I'm a regular reader of "5 Acres & A Dream," the homesteading blog written by Leigh Tate. She tells stories of the Tate mini farm – their animals, gardens, building projects – with lots of detail and lots of photos. She's not only an ambitious, hardworking homesteader, she's a writer with several books to her credit.

And she's willing to share them with us.

Here's the deal: this first giveaway is for her e-book, "Honeybee Tales & Postscript." It's part of her "Critter Tales" series. (Later we'll give away her "Chicken Tales" e-book.) I get a copy of the e-book for holding the giveaway, and one lucky reader will win a copy as well.

Critter Tales Vol. 9, Honeybee Tales, focuses on the author's choices and selection of natural beekeeping and the top bar beehive. Explains the Warré philosophy of beekeeping and introduces the reader to the Warré beehive. Discusses the use of essential oils to attract bees and repel Varroa mites, nadiring to expand the hive, and planting a bee garden. 

Leave a comment on this blog post and you'll be entered in the contest. The deadline is Nov. 12. I'll put everybody's name in a hat and draw the winner. Leigh will send the winner a link to download his/her preferred format of the e-book.

So leave me a comment!

Here's her bio:

Leigh Tate has always loved living close to the land. From the back-to-the-land movement to the modern homesteading movement, the agrarian lifestyle is the one she says feels like home. She and her husband currently homestead five acres in the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. Their vision is to become as self-sustaining as possible by stewarding their land, animals, and resources. Leigh's homesteading activities include gardening, food preservation, foraging, raising goats, chickens, and guinea fowl, herbs, cheese making, permaculture landscaping, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, quilting, natural dying, soapmaking, wood cookstove cookery, and renovating their old 1920s farmhouse.

Her paperback book "5 Acres & A Dream" is available from Amazon.


  1. We have always wanted to keep bees, but it never has worked out...

  2. Hey, Greg, you're the winner! Will you shoot me your email address so I can have the author send you the e-book? You can send it to Thanks!