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Old 20th Jul 2016, 12:52
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Slowly creeping up towards 30 in the office (29.9 at the moment) and not be helped by the never ending battle between the boss (turning her fan on) and the office whiner (who is forever complaining about draughts and the 'white noise' from the fans and anything else she can think off) turning it off every time she goes out of the door.

If it hits again 30 I'm going to pub ! I am thoroughly fed up with this !
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 12:54
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Thermometer just ticked to 30 - I'm off !
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 14:31
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If you're going to Holy Island always check what the tide is doing
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 14:43
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Strewth Cazalet ... an exploding beehive!! Who would even have thought it possible? That's an amazing thing to happen as well as being a very messy one!
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 14:48
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Cazalet, will the bees recover?
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 15:10
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Cazalet,
With all of your expertise I imagine you could rig up a "quick charge" to your Tesla in the future...

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Old 20th Jul 2016, 15:20
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Originally Posted by fleigle View Post
Cazalet,
With all of your expertise I imagine you could rig up a "quick charge" to your Tesla in the future...

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A quick charge? More like an instantaneous charge
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 15:32
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will the bees recover?
Nope.

The struck hive was obliterated.

The burnt out hive's colony was similarly wiped out.

The knocked over hive had several thousand survivors, but their queen was killed and most of the brood was drowned or chilled to death by the rain from that CuNim. Survivors in such a situation will beg to be taken in by a potentially adopting neighbouring hive, but they only get in if there aren't many and if the guard bees are in a jolly mood. Not the case today!

The bee war will have wiped out most of the third hive survivors by the end of play this evening.

Fortunately at this time of year I can split colonies and make up the numbers by the end of the season. It's been a prolific year for honey flow!

You can count down the days to the end of the beekeeper's year by watching the progress of the flowering of Rose Bay Willow Herb. It's a bit like those church fundraising thermometer-style progress indicators. When the flowers reach the top of the stalk, it's all over. Time to gather the last of the honey and start feeding the girls with a solution of Tate & Lyle's cheapest granular from the supermarket!
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 15:44
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What percentage of 'drones' exist in a colony - and what tasks do they perform?
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 15:45
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rig up a "quick charge" to your Tesla
I love the idea. I just wish I could fly a kite, with a suspended brass key, into a Cb and poke a couple hundred miles worth of wigglies into Nicola the Model S in a flash. Bollocks to Mr Musk and his poxy Superchargers.

I can just hear the Chief Engineer now: "She'll no take it, Cap'n"
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 15:49
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What percentage of 'drones' exist in a colony - and what tasks do they perform?
The drones are only a few percent of the colony. They are the males.

Totally useless lunks who can't even feed themselves. Their only role in life is to fly around in a holding pattern at about 20-50' agl and shag any passing virgin queen from another colony. She's a total tart. She'll shag the lot of 'em, at that altitude, and store the sperm for the rest of her egg-laying life.

My ex-wife thinks that all males are like that. Dunno why. I'm not going to tell you what I think about my ex-wife, but you get the gist.
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 16:05
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Never flew around at 20-50 agl in a holding pattern in my life. honest!
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 06:56
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Never flew around at 20-50 agl in a holding pattern in my life.
Neither have I but I was once invited to by ATC as I came over the threshold. I declined.

A cooler start to the day but forecast is good.
More gardening to be done which will hopefully be a bit more
pleasant to do today.
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 07:06
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Morning peeps fine and sunny here,thankfully cool last night good sleep had.
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 08:25
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SWMBO says I Always look in the wrong place when I "lose" something so perhaps it's a man thing?

Searchers at the Dutch company leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370
say they believe the plane may have glided down rather than dived in the final moments,
meaning they have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for two years.

MH370 search may be in wrong area: experts
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 15:30
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More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money throughout the world.

'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.


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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 06:24
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Cazalet, sorry to hear about your bees but thanks for the useful info. I shall look to replacing the metal covers on my hives as well.

Hope you are able to rebuild your colonies. Have you thought about poly hives? A friend of mine uses them and has been very impressed, so he's in the process of changing his wood nationals over to polys.

Fors and againsts:

Poly vs wood? - Beekeeping Forum
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 06:37
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First the good news - it's FRIDAY.
Now the not so good news - Mr Sun has done a bunk.
Hopefully, it's only a temporary departure.

I shall pass on the bee hive advice to my daughter who does the bee bit.
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 06:57
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Morning peeps,sun still at large here but is looking to the west with fear in his eyes,Nephew Draper orf to furrin parts again today,as I keep telling him there be nowt wrong wi Whitley Bay or Amble and you can get there by bus.
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 10:29
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Sometimes things just work out so perfectly it can only be karma. An item on tonight's news informed us that two young thieves tried to steal things from a suburban pharmacy, one carrying a knife and the other with pepper spray. Their first attempt didn't work out too well and they fled the premises only to return later for a second go. This time, one of the would-be thieves cut himself with his own knife, conveniently leaving leaving bloody fingerprints around the place ... and the second genius managed to spray himself in the face with his own pepper spray while the pharmacist was chasing him.

The pharmacy staff had some trouble keeping straight faces while they were being interviewed ...
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