We've been hearing a lot about backyard beekeeping lately. Why all the buzz? Turns out that fresh honey produced from the nectar of your own
garden's flowers tastes much better than the store-bought version. Not only that, but up to one-third of the foods that people eat depend on insect pollination, and honeybees are the most efficient insect pollinators! Fruits and vegetables pollinated by bees grow larger, produce more seeds, and taste sweeter.
Our friends at Williams-Sonoma have just introduced Agrarian, a collection designed to bring the virtues of homegrown and homemade onto our everyday tables. This week, they're giving away their Backyard Beehive and Starter Kit to help you get pollinating — talk about a sweet prize!
Enter for Your Chance to Win — Here's How: Please fill in the form below to enter this week's giveaway of the Backyard Beehive & Starter Kit. The contest begins today, April 26, 2012, and ends at 11:59 pm EST on May 2, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random.
About the Prize: Backyard beekeeping brings health and vitality to your garden and natural raw honey to your kitchen. Getting started is easy with this essential set from one of the world's leading beekeeping suppliers. It contains a three-box, eight-frame beehive along with basic protective clothing and tools you'll need for establishing your hive. Just add bees! The custom-designed beehive contains 19 3/4" x 14" 6 5/8" wood hive boxes, each filled with 8 high-quality assembled wooden frames complete with beeswax-coated Rite-Cell® foundation. The peaked roof is copper-colored anodized aluminum, and the wood construction is hand stained for weather protection. The Starter Kit includes: Adjustable vented helmet with pocket veil and built-in sweatband. The veil has a drawstring bottom and tightly woven netting that works well against gnats and mosquitoes, too. Large gloves: Soft cowhide leather with sturdy canvas sleeves. 9" stainless-steel hive tool: A must for beekeeping, this mini crowbar is used for lifting, prying and scraping. 14" wooden bee brush: Long, soft bristles to gently brush bees away from frames and clothing. 4" x 7" stainless-steel smoker: equipped with a guard and easy-pump bellow. Entrance feeder: Allows you to use your own mason jar or #5 round jar for feeding syrup or supplementing water. Includes an entrance reducer, used to adjust size of hive opening from large to small as weather gets cooler in fall and into winter. Bees not included. Hive is made in USA. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.