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Martin B

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  1. Glad you are enjoying it too.

     

    I like it where you said that beekeeping is harder than henkeeping. You certainly aren't kidding.

     

    Not only is it almost a science to master at times but you can also go very long periods without any reward. After almost 3 years of beekeeping I had no honey at all. My hive was in a great location but the weather in those years were terrible.

     

    I wish you all the best and full supers!

     

    Martin :):)

  2. I love love love bats!

     

    Last year somebody in our town found one on a window ledge, lifeless and not moving. We scooped it up in a box and put it in the dark to give it some time to recoup itself. Later that day at about midnight I went to release and the thing did not want to budge one bit. I was outside for about an hour and I still had a bat in a box!! I tried lots of different release sites and I had almost given up. I went in to the church yard and the bat flew out straight away. It was very eerie but very inspiring. A sort of religious experience, I wish I could describe the feeling.

     

    Not far from where I live is a nature reserve and they did a bat walk last year. I missed it but will be going this year if they do another. We have bats flying over our garden every night!

     

    Martin :)

  3. Just a heads up.. If there are no vegetarian options on display then ask a manager if there is anything else you can have. They often will give you a 'contingency' offer. They will just price correct your transaction at the till. Worth a try, that's what we do at our store anyway.

     

    I do agree that the vegetarian options in general are limited but I do remember the goats cheese tarts in a 4 pack were also on the Mother's day offer as well as the Pasta Bake.

     

    Martin :)

  4. Hmmm..

     

    Last time I came on this forum there was no such thing as a beehaus.

     

    Haven't seen one in real life so reserving judgement. Still think I prefer the look of a national! :)

  5. Well.

     

    I felt extremly motivated to get a move on today.

     

    Sewn some Runner Beans, Mange Tout, Sweetcorn and mixed lettuce. Also put some second earlies in to bags.

     

    Managed to get some courgette plants too! I missed the courgette glut last year!! :lol:

     

    Martin :)

  6. Just a tip.. I definately wouldn't give Disney a miss despite your children's ages.

     

    There are some amazing rides and there are a multitude of different theme parks within 'Disney World' including Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Water park etc.

     

    Have a great time regardless! :D

  7. Great news Lesley.

     

    My bees didn't make it through the 2009/10 winter unfortunately so I decided to give in. 2 and a bit years without any hunny but endless investments were a bit of a toll for a student. I sold all my stuff on ebay for about cost price which was good. I was surprised how well all the equipment held it's value.

     

    I will definately be getting bees in a few years when I settle in to my home.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Wishing you full supers!! :wink:

     

    Martin :)


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