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  1. victor meldrew

    Country file / oil seed rape and Buck wheat .

    It certainly stinks to high heaven .
  2. victor meldrew

    Country file / oil seed rape and Buck wheat .

    The Eastern European’s value it as a crop in its own right ! Why it’s called. Buckwheat escapes me as it isn’t a cereal .
  3. victor meldrew

    Country file / oil seed rape and Buck wheat .

    Anything that reduces the reliance on big pesto ! Buckwheat honey should be popular with the confectionery trade as it’s quite strong tasting , meaning a little will go a long way
  4. victor meldrew

    Country file / oil seed rape and Buck wheat .

    A new slant on oil seed rape pest control , using interplanted Buckwheat and human waste sewage sludge ! Is being discussed! Discuss.
  5. victor meldrew

    Beekeeping Robots?

    I know this ! Hence robots en masse was the point I was making ! finman has been a member for ever .
  6. victor meldrew

    Beekeeping Robots?

    Do you mean the original forum still exists ?
  7. victor meldrew

    Beekeeping Robots?

    When the first forum was introduced , membership of the BBKA was required to view the forum .
  8. victor meldrew

    Bees gone over winter

    Or blagged entry into an adjacent colony .
  9. victor meldrew

    Beekeeping reflections

    At least there’ll be no brace comb ! Propolis adhesion with some colonies happen ? We shall see .
  10. victor meldrew

    Beekeeping reflections

    I’ll check, just checked and you are correct! As the feeder is only used temporarily, an 8 mil shim to raise the ‘ rest’ point on the out side should suffice .
  11. victor meldrew

    Beekeeping reflections

    This Covid lock down has affected my old brain . I actually bought a maisemore .
  12. victor meldrew

    Beekeeping reflections

    I’ve kept bees for over 30 years without resorting to poly . The plastics problem has figured in my thinking ! Having said that , I’ve invested in a Payne’s 14/12 nuc with feeder . It will be put to use next spring . Then I will make my appraisal. Wax moth larvae damage , wasp damage etc have...
  13. victor meldrew

    Advice on setting up a bee shed?

    I once read a booklet on bee houses . Here are some of the tips I remember . A ‘ lantern skylight in the roof as a bee escape . A caution, that bees from a bee house leave the hive entrances and fly horizontally for about thirty feet . If you place a barrier about 6 feet in front of the bee...
  14. victor meldrew

    Beekeeping reflections

    Why not? If you’re a strong lad and can handle full sized boxes as supers . They are heavy , the weight difference between poly and cedar isn’t enough to make much difference to the full super weight .
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