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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Finding the We missing.
« Last post by gww on Today at 10:42:57 pm »
Iddee
You posted a bunch of jokes one time and one was that you ask a girl if she had a pen and she said yes and you said well you better get back in it and you get slugged and say what do I care I am 72.  I was seeing if you remember posting it but when I go back and look at my spelling, I could see why you might not get it.
I was just trying to show you that I pay attention, sort of.

Bill
I was in the army and made it through just fine.  I was probly a bit like the comic character sad sack,  I didn't stand out good or bad and found it interesting but did only do one term.

I left home at 16 and joined the army at 17 and couldn't wait to go, I have now realized the pleasure of staying home and can hardly make myself go anywhere cause I am happy here.  I don't mind taking my lumps too bad when they are my fault.
Cheers
gww
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Re: Beetle Test - [warning--poll inside]
« Last post by eltalia on Today at 09:58:48 pm »
Okay guys and gals... time to call it in what with views being past  50
in number most 'regulars' would have had a chance to post a conclusion.

My scrap of paper says "No".
Yet I was not sure, even with checking some entomology(sp?) sites first.
What I iniatialy ran with was the fact there was only one sighted and that
on the extetnal wood of the hive. I found that contrary to the little experience
I do have. Then there was as Jim says, no club like antennae.
So I took a best guess and posted the topic.
Since then I note anyone anywhere is calling this SHB, and at least one person
considered "reputable".. so indeed these things are in the eye of the beholder.
I attach a p'shpd insertion of SHB with the original... sized to compare apples
with apples.
Note the wing architecture and thorax dimensions.

Thankyou Jim and Andrew for being the only two of 40+ to positively
contribute to what should be education for all.

Thanks.

Bill
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I'm new,
LJ , you're setup is a single 10 fr. lang. at one bee yard. I don't understand bee genetics.  But do Q's get weaker with this method.?

LJ is not Mikey - in an isolated bee range - he runs a "bee farm". It is I whom you describe,
and no problem with genetic diversity here as there are mobs of feral/bush bees around.
I run a quasi "bee nursery" like as in taking in other folks bees they are having difficulty
with.
So genetics are not so important to me as is a ready supply of easily accessed queens.
A problem here as suppliers in the South shutdown in November about when I get
most of my 'clients' dropping in with their woes.
IF the experiment works for me it will help tremendously in my work.

Cheers.

Bill
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Finding the We missing.
« Last post by iddee on Today at 09:38:43 pm »
Must be Alzheimer's setting in, gww. I didn't catch the meaning, but not to worry, >>>>Ya ain't gonna get me riled>>:>>>
I'm too old to let the small things bother me.

Don't give your goodies away too soon, Bill. I never thought I would get here either, but neither of us can out guess the big man upstairs.

I only used baccy a little while, from 1950 til this past April. I don't think it hurts a fellow if he gets it straight from the field. It's the additives in the store bought  that hurt you.
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Finding the We missing.
« Last post by eltalia on Today at 09:24:04 pm »
@iddee...

... now THAT is some log young fella, in any book, and with the chest tattoos definitely worth
a "They" over a maybe unwise "We"!

Congrats in getting to 72 with pump work being done, you have had great medicare I reckon.
Personally I doubt I'll get there, what with my love of baccy - bees love it too, and leave me
bearded dial alone. A tired broken body from hard toil past, it's likely the earthworms will
feast early, in my case ;-)

Go well, stay focused.

Cheers.

Bill
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: THINK SHE IS angry?
« Last post by Fishing-Nut on Today at 09:23:59 pm »
Thanks for agreeing with me y'all. And gww......I have to say you are wrong. If my wife walked in on that I wouldn't have been able to type the part about it being a joke. And I may have joined the missing persons list as well.  :angry:
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Finding the We missing.
« Last post by eltalia on Today at 09:15:21 pm »
"I think this is mostly a my flaw because I am a bit of a loner and home body
and  truthfully, I like to be self sufficiant and not bug other people."

You found military service difficult then, gww?
I did, and mainly 'cos it gave me the grits to have one wanker/tosser/arsehole telling 25 smarter
guys how it was only because that is what he read in a book - the British Army Manual!
Us Aussies are an irreverant lot... heh :-)

One thing about working alone, and preferring that mode, gww... it is then only down  to youself as
to outcomes. Live with that (happily) and you are empowered.
Or as we Down Under say - "go well you good thing".

Cheers.


Bill
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I'm new,
LJ , you're setup is a single 10 fr. lang. at one bee yard. I don't understand bee genetics.  But do Q's get weaker with this method.?
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Finding the We missing.
« Last post by gww on Today at 09:02:21 pm »
Iddee
I thought maby you ask one of your helpers if they had a pen and when they poped you, you said what do I care, I am 72. :cool:

Sorry bill, I was just checking to see if Iddee still has his memory and wether he has out grew his sence of humor.

Cheers
gww
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Hi All,

I'm torn as to whether to do a Spring feed.

9 out of 10 of my hives have survived winter but are all extremely light.
They didn't go into winter with much honey on storage.
On warm days the bees are all flying in with pollen.
On cold days there isn't a bee to be seen.

I haven't opened them yet.

I'm thinking of giving them a 'Mountain Camp' style feed each.
(IE add a kilo of white table sugar on the top board).
The feeding style is simple and has worked for me before.

On the other hand I don't want to give them so much that they think swarming in a month or 2 is a good idea.

What do people think?

Cheers

Damien








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