Wednesday, December 15, 2010

From the Bees Giveaway


We are so blessed to have another neighbor, Northwoods Apiary, just one mile down our dirt road.  Josh tends the hives himself and harvests certified organic raw honey and he collects the beeswax.  Our family buys the honey in bulk from him and adds our own label.  We also buy the beeswax in blocks, melt and strain the wax into one ounce bars to sell in our shop.

This honey is the best honey I have ever tasted.  It is in a cream form as it is raw.  So yummy.

I am offering one jar of honey and 4, one ounce bars of beeswax in a giveaway today.  To enter, just leave a comment.  I will pick a winner randomly on Friday evening, the 17th at 7:00 pm EST.

Thank you  for this wonderful space.   It has been such a blessing to me and my family to share and learn with so many kind people.  We are enjoying the opportunity to give back just a little.

Warm wishes,
Tonya

136 comments:

  1. Yum, what a delicious giveaway. Nothing like fresh raw honey, one of natures super food.
    Warmly,
    Christina

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  2. Wonderful giveaway--count me in! I go through so much honey making bread I have often thought of starting hives:-)

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  3. Those both look too scrumptious for words. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  4. What a beautiful giveaway! How lovely of you to share!

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  5. MMMMmmmm...love the smell of beeswax! What a great giveaway!

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  6. What a wonderful giveaway!! Bees wax is such a treasure.

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  7. We've never tried raw honey - I'll have to look for some the next time I'm at the co-op.

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  8. Thank you for sharing your wonderful life with us............such a blessing.

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  9. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!
    Thank you!

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  10. This giveaway reminds me of when I was a little girl, and my Papa would bring in coombs dripping with honey for us to chew! Yum! Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  11. Ooooooooo...keeping bees is a dream of mine. I love, love honey! mamabuzz@verizon.net

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  12. Oh, wow! What a generous giveaway! I bet that smells so yummy. I would love a chance to win!

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  13. Oooooh!! Love all things bees!

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  14. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! I want so much to keep bees - still working on my husband, though! All the best to you and your family.

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  15. We lost our local honey connection this year to relocation...we'd love to taste your local flavor:)

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  16. What a great giveaway. Love honey. Thank you for letting me participate. Eventually I would love to have bees on my farm.

    Leslie

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  17. Oh I would love to make some beeswax crayons!

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  18. count me in....looking forward to making some lip balm and pysanky eggs with the girls...i am always looking for good quality beeswax.

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  19. I'd love to throw my hat in the ring for the drawing. I love reading your blog and we get so inspired by your adventures and posts. Thanks for your generosity this holiday season and Merry Christmas!

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  20. Oh, delicious and fun giveaway! Please enter me? :)

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  21. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you.

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  22. Yum! Nothing better! Thank you for such a great giveaway!

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  23. These bars of beeswax are so beautiful, and I'm sure the honey is super yummy.
    I treasure every little gift that comes into our home for you!
    Happy day to you my dear friend!

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  24. mmmmmm....
    i can almost smell the sweetness. you have so many amazing neighbors.

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  25. Oh what a delicious giveaway. Honey and bees wax are two of my favorite things. My fingers are crossed.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  26. Oh wow! That looks amazing, and sounds yummy!

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  27. I love fresh honey, I use it in everything... tea, yogurt, baking. I thank you for the chance.

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  28. Oh, how wonderful! Your blog is so sweet. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your home with us.

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  29. How wonderful Tonya! Thank you so much for the opportunity!
    xo

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  30. Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

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  31. You are so nice to do these giveaways! I hope I win! thank you so much.

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  32. I love to have a hot cup of herbal tea with honey on a cold day. I live in Canada and we have just got close to 4 feet of snow. Lots of cold days ahead so I could sure use some more honey.

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  33. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! Love your blog :)

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  34. what a wonderful give away! You are so blessed to have such wonderful neighbours. Margaret K.

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  35. it would be a blessing to win this! thanks for the oppertunity!

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  36. What a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in!

    ~Jessica

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  37. What a lovely giveaway. Someone will be very excited to receive it!!

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  38. Oh, this is so wonderful.
    I would love a chance.

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  39. Raw honey is so delicious; I can't go back to store-bought anymore. :) And the beeswax - I love making candles! This giveaway is fantastic; sign me up!

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  40. i've never had better honey than straight from our hives--but it wasn't a great year, so we could use some more & I'd love to taste it from your neck of the woods!

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  41. I just opened a jar of raw honey yesterday (for the first time) and it was so delicious!

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  42. It is so wonderful to have beekeeping friends! I have several and love to buy honey from them.

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  43. beautiful! I have so many beeswax crafts to work on through the winter months, I would be so honored to receive some bounty from your neck of the woods. Thank you!

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  44. good neighbors are a good thing. thanks for sharing these goodies.

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  45. Right next door- what a wonderful joy! We have to drive a ways to get our "local" honey- but it is always worth the trip!

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  46. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift! I am sure the honey is delicious and the beeswax would be wonderful in a lip balm :-)

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  47. What an amazing giveaway! I've been wanting to experiment with beeswax in homemade lip balm...maybe I'll get a chance. :)

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  48. We love honey and beeswax here! Thank you for doing such a lovely giveaway!

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  49. A gift from nature is always sweet! I'd love to win creamed honey it's really tasty, and the beeswax bars would be useful for maintaining my children's wooden toys.

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  50. I'm not surprised how many people love honey and the honey-scented beeswax! What a wonderful giveaway, thanks.

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  51. oh, tonya! what a bee-utiful giveaway! i would be thrilled to be gifted with such lovely treasures! xo

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  52. What a lovely giveaway! I've just started making my own beeswax candles and wood polish, but I'm totally addicted. Beeswax is such great stuff!

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  53. what a lovely blog you have!
    and a little bit of honey never hurts ;-)

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  54. Oh wow. Nothing like good honey. What a nice giveaway - Merry Christmas!

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  55. What a delicious giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win these little big treasures!

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  56. now this is a nice giveaway!

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  57. wow id love to try raw honey ive never had it before (in fact I didnt know regular honey wasnt raw until just now!)

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  58. We eat maine raw honey and use beeswax all the time. WOuld love this gift from vermont.

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  59. I would love to win the honey and beeswax. What a great gift that would be. Truly love to see your postings and read about your life/style. Mine was similar, but our children
    are grown and things have changed. Still prefer the simple life. vh
    (vaj-vah@hotmail.com)

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  60. oh! what fun ~ I would love to win this :-) the bars of beeswax are just gorgeous & I can just imagine how scrumptious that honey must be. Thanks for the chance to win

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  61. Love the simple life. AND...I love honey and beeswax. Here is hoping... xo

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  62. what a beautiful giveway, Tonya. A very delicious and wholesome one too. thank you!

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  63. I'm out of honey! I'd love to try a jar. Thanks!

    Stephanie
    www.simplicitymom.blogspot.com

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  64. how exciting! thanks for the chance:)

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  65. Yum! I would love a taste of that raw honey! :)

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  66. what an awesome giveaway! thanks! :-)

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  67. Would love to have some beeswax and farm fresh honey. What a great giveaway. Rebekah

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  68. What a wonderful giveaway. I quietly lurke as I try to coax my husband towards a simpler, more purposeful life. I'm fascinated by the choices your family has made and the path the Lord has led you down. May you continue to be blessed through this Christmas season and in the New Year :)

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  69. oh, gifts from the bees! what a treat!

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  70. Oh, I just love the smell of beeswax and how lucky you are to live so close!

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  71. " These are a few of my favorite things "

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  72. would be perfect for the lip balm I plan to make! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  73. This is lovely! I have always wanted to work with pure beeswax, but I have never actually been able to find it! Thank you!
    Brenna
    consciousearthveg.blogspot.com

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  74. What a nice gift! Raw honey and beeswax...James would love this.... every now and then he claims he has a sore throat, so that I have to give him half a spoonful of creamed honey.Yummy!

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  75. wow a lot of people want that honey. well add my name to the list.
    david

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  76. I would love that honey and beeswax!! Thank you

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  77. Your blog is so inspiring! ANd my, what a treat you are giving away!

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  78. Tonya...Thank you for such a wonderful give-away! Ahhh, the blessed busy-ness of bees is a beautiful thing:)
    xo Jules

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  79. Our family loves honey,so we are considering bees ourselves(not to mention the benefits for the garden)! What a fun give away!

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  80. Oh your beeswax smells SOOOO good !!! I made it into a salve.

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  81. What a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!

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  82. oh hot honey and lemon! one of my favourite drinks to take the chill off the winter! I sometimes add a drop of cinimon to give it that extra christmas spice!

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  83. Creamy, raw honey is the only honey for me!!

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  84. You have so much great stuff (and neighbors) all around you! Thanks for sharing!

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  85. It's very beautifull. I live in Italy, but i try. goodby Glori

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  86. What a great giveaway! Fingers crossed that I win!

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  87. What an amazing giveaway! I would love to taste the honey and use some of the beeswax in my lip balm and hand salve recipes.

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  88. Wonderful! I have been wanting so beeswax and honey mmm.. we are all pooh bears over here! Thank you ~ Shanti

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  89. What a generous giveaway.My family would love all that honey.

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  90. This sounds so wonderful! Beeswax for me and honey for my boy who requests "honey on your bread" just like pooh bear :)

    organicfairymom@yahoo.com

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  91. You have some awesome neighbors! Thanks for the opportunity and thank you most of all for this beautiful space. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us! You and your family are an inspiration to me! Peace, Angela

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  92. Mmmmmm...we would love a "smackerel" of that delicious honey!

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  93. What a great Give away! Elisa

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  94. I can smell it from here. ;) So nice to share.

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  95. mmm...yummy! What a wonderful give away!

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  96. I don't think I've ever tried raw honey before - what a wonderful giveaway!

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  97. Ooh, what a treat! Thanks for the chance.

    I love the photo of your workbench. How lovely to be working on logs like that.

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  98. Creamed honey is my absolute favorite!! What a wonderful giveaway, I'd love a chance :) meresfab4@gmail.com or http://happyheartsmom.typepad.com/
    Many blessings!

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  99. Sounds great! We LOVE honey in our house!

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  100. How "sweet"!!! Thank you for faithfully updating your blog....for those of us who notice. :)

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  101. This is an entry for Lindsay of trinityacres.wordpress.com - she emailed me telling me she couldn't successfully leave a comment

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  102. Oh yum! I can almost taste it through the picture!! Thanks.

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  103. Yum! Honey and beeswax - two of our favorite things! :)

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  104. oh i just burned the end of our last candle that Ben and I made as our valentine date last year! that honey looks soothing for my sore throat...

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  105. I don't want to be entered into the giveaway because I live in Canada and the postage is killer but I just want to say that I am so impressed with your generosity and kindness. Blows me away.

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  106. Our local natural foods store has stopped carrying bees wax, so I would love to be entered in you drawing.

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  107. that would be perfect for the sore throats around this house ;-) honey is the best!

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  108. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks so much for the time you take to blog. It's my favorite place to check out on the internet!!

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  109. I would love to win this honey!
    have been following your blog for some time now, thank you for so much inspiration! hope you'll have a wonderful christmas!

    Lena from Norway:)

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  110. I've never tried the raw honey but would love to.I love honey! The beeswax is wonderful I love to craft with it but we don't have any local outlets.Count me in on your generous giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  111. Beeswax is one of the top smells of summer for me. I love the way it lingers around a hive on a hot afternoon.

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  112. Oh how lovely! Please count me in.

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  113. Oh I hope I win. My kids eat honey like it comes from the faucet. And we've been wanting some beeswax. Merry Christmas!

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  114. your neighbors do such neat things! Thank you for sharing

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  115. The ideas pour through my mind - what can I do with the bees wax? And honey and caring and love that was put into this giveaway and the items that are being given away...

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  116. What a fun gift idea!!

    Renee

    ky

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  117. Simple pleasures are lifes GREATEST...lindeelou

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  118. Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity. Blessings to you and the family.

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