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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 08:39
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Originally Posted by Octopussy2 View Post
It's cold in my office. Brrrr.

I can't remember when the heating gets turned on but I have a bad feeling it's November.

Still, we had 3 steres of wood delivered last week, should see us through the winter. How long can I hold out before the first fire & fondue?
We get through about four steres each winter and used up all there was in the woodshed knowing that we were moving house. I asked the guy who was buying the house if he wanted me to order him fresh stock, and he said "do you think we'll need it?"
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 10:04
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The Toon and a little bit of Gateshead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=9&v=D7f8dIKwhpc

Hmmm, why dont youtube clips play now
Would have looked much better in 4k 3D of course but not all of us can display such images on our primitive TVs can we.

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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 10:54
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Delete the S of HTTPS and the job's a good 'un.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 11:12
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Tried that made no difference also tried removing the URL at the begining and end made no diff either.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 11:45
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I think it's possible to block things from being shared in YouTube
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 11:49
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Bluey, lovely to hear about "your" bees - that must be a sight to see.
It was indeed, Octo ... and to hear as well because they are not quiet about it. The loud buzz from the swarm getting itself organised could be heard from inside the house!
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 11:52
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I had a call from a neighbour who had seen a swarm on one of his trees.

Unfortunately the swarm was so high up that recovering it would have needed a cherry-picker, so we just had to let nature take its own course.

'kin cold outside here ("feels like 9degC")
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 12:03
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Tried using Swarm Lure from Thorne or Payne's?

In a situation like that I put three boxes out, arrayed about 120° apart and about four metres from the tree. With either Payne's or Thorne's pheromone lure I usually tempt the swarm into one of the boxes.

A nuc travelling box seems to be just as good as a full sized brood box.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 12:27
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They were out of reach this time too, G-CPTN but last year they assembled themselves on a low-hanging branch so I called "Mike-the-bee-man" who came along and shook the swarm gently into a box and was very happy to have acquired the bees.

You seem to know about bees, Caz ... I don't know a thing. "My" bees just arrived one day, settled themselves in, and I've just left them alone. They have actually "invaded" a wall cavity and getting rid of them would involve some demolition so I've just left them to their own devices and anyway we need the bees. They're safe enough where they are and are happy to be left alone to do their own thing.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 17:59
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Not worried about bees, but we had a nest of hornets in the big shed. Kept well out of the way of that lot. They've moved on fortunately and their nest went on the bonfire.
We had wasps in a mole run under the lawn some years ago. Poured a litre of petrol in and lit the blue touch paper. It burned like a rocket for about an hour, presumeably wax, etc. Wasps returning to the nest just flew into the flame
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 19:27
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Always rescue Bees if they stumble into the towers, which they do with alarming regularity, Wasps have my undying hatred and are doomed if they enter,always struck me as exceeding foolish of the vegetable kingdom put its very survival and ours into the ere, hands of such a terminally stupid creature such as the Bee.
They can batter themselves to death agin a glass window less than half a inch from a window opened wide to allow em to escape,invariable its a glass and playing card job.

Fantastic red sky here as the sun sinks slowly in the West,wonder why they always say that? it cant sink slowly in the East,if it ever does we are in deep poo.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 20:17
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Good day all. Temp has come down a lot here thankfully. Submitted the new service manual yesterday, only to be told this morning that something has changed again. Never ending!
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 21:49
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Here you are Mr Draper

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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 23:22
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Looks good on me posh new giant telly upscales it to UHD and 3D it do,
Why does everybody think it necessary to filum that hideous feckin angel thingy.?
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 00:04
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 02:56
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,invariable its a glass and playing card job.
That's my preferred technique too!
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 08:24
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Morning peeps fine and sunny here,just got a letter offering a free Shingles innoculation,is Shingles infectious? Prolly one of them CIA experiments if they can infect their own citizens without a thought what chance has a Englishman got.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 09:55
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From NHS Guidelines.

Shingles is not contagious in the traditional sense. For example, you can’t get shingles from someone with shingles coughing or sneezing on you. If you’ve had chickenpox, you already have the shingles virus. So even if a close family member has active shingles, the virus in your body won’t necessarily reactivate.

Shingles is only contagious is if you’ve never had chickenpox. In this case, someone with shingles can pass the varicella-zoster virus to you, because you don’t already have it in your body.
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 10:06
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Mecca

Saudi Arabia: Hajj stampede kills at least 150 - BBC News

Apparently it is OK, as it is God's will and the departed will go to Paradise . . .
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Old 24th Sep 2015, 10:38
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I got chickenpox when I was 15 and at school. It started the day the Easter Hols started and I was OK at the end of the Easter hols, so two weeks laid up during the hols
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