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      bpmurray replied to the thread Time to change our tune?.
      Actually it really is a thing...
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      In Ireland, we're working hard to preserve Amm genetics. Part of this is that all reasonably pure (95%+) Amm queens will be given 2...
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Time to change our tune?.
      Since honey is about 80% sugars, mainly fructose and glucose, there's very little between it and so-called "processed" sweeteners. Pure...
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Time to change our tune?.
      Perhaps it was a bit of training, offering honey if he stopped having symptoms (suppressed equine sneezes in the background) :ROFLMAO:
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      bpmurray reacted to Sutty's post in the thread Time to change our tune? with Like Like.
      I've always been sceptical of the honey for hay fever thing. The reason being that hay fever is triggered by airborne pollen, whereas...
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Happy St modomnoc's day.
      I merely said that Modomnoc did not introduce bees to Ireland, but that they predated him by thousands of years. It's impossible to say...
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Happy St modomnoc's day.
      After the last ice age everything had to reintroduce itself or be introduced. So, by your measure, every animal and vegetable is non-native.
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Happy St modomnoc's day.
      Funny you should pick hares. Ireland has Lepidus timidus hibernicus which is a native, in fact our only native lagomorph.
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Happy St modomnoc's day.
      I believe that being around for 1500 years is considered native: Amm have been in Ireland North of 3000.
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Happy St modomnoc's day.
      No I haven't. The locations and scale of the cere perdue finds indicate that there must have been a substantial local supply of beeswax...
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Happy St modomnoc's day.
      Just for those who think that bees arrived in Ireland around 500 AD with Modomnac, plenty of cere perdue artefacts have been found from...
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Asian hornet APP.
      We have only had a single Vv in Ireland so far, and she didn't last long. However, given the huge increase in numbers next door last...
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      bpmurray replied to the thread Glue gun.
      The Americans use glue because they nail in the top bars from the top which means they are susceptible to separating from the side bars...
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