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  1. sandysman

    Bees and Thunder (VLF sound)

    But what a great show we had at 3.30am. Sounded like a train going through!
  2. sandysman

    Move to Dordogne

    Many thanks MJBee. We will be renting in Busserolles for about six months from April whilst we make up our minds whether to buy in France or not, we know the area pretty well. Have already washed the suit in readiness and I would love to keep my hand in. Andy
  3. sandysman

    Move to Dordogne

    Thank you I will pm you. Andy
  4. sandysman

    Move to Dordogne

    Hi folks, We are moving, on a temporary basis at first, to the Dordogne. A beek mate is going to babysit whilst we make up our minds whether to make a permanent move. Are there any keepers in northern Dordogne in the area of Piegut Pluviers on the forum that I could link in with from April until...
  5. sandysman

    Sugarbabes

    Has anyone used bags of sugar in place of fondant for over winter feed? Andy
  6. sandysman

    Welcome back, Finman

    Welcome home old bean.
  7. sandysman

    Finman

    Welcome back Finman, most of us missed you. In a funny sort of way!
  8. sandysman

    Fondant

    Penny B. here is the link. http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/video.php?do=viewdetails&videoid=96
  9. sandysman

    Fondant

    If you use the search facility on the forum there are recipes on here. I'm with the Doc on this though, no mess or fuss just buy it. Andy
  10. sandysman

    OSR Nantwich

    On the way back from friends in Cheshire yesterday I drove past Nantwich and in a village just outside Nantwich there was a field of OSR in full flower. You lucky beeks in that area will no doubt be saving a few pounds on syrup this year.
  11. sandysman

    Quick syrup mixer

    :yeahthat:
  12. sandysman

    Finman

    Thanks. Got the picture.
  13. sandysman

    Finman

    I know I'm sometimes a bit slow on the uptake but what's happened to the Finman? Andy
  14. sandysman

    Angry after MAQS

    :iagree: I'm with Enrico on this. Next year I'm going to treat earlier. A
  15. sandysman

    Cleaning off Wax

    :iagree: I use the wire ones and clean them up with a blow torch. Don't know what to suggest regarding your extractor though, not had that problem but I wouldn't use soda crystals on it as it will react with the steel I guess. Andy
  16. sandysman

    Does Hivemaker have a cousin in Tennessee?

    Nooo you mean Devin and Zumerzet. A:nono::icon_204-2::icon_204-2:
  17. sandysman

    Does Hivemaker have a cousin in Tennessee?

    It's close! Must get these fingers sorted.:serenade:
  18. sandysman

    Over winter brood and super

    Enrico, that's exactly why I asked, to get all the differing opinions. It's good to talk. A
  19. sandysman

    Does Hivemaker have a cousin in Tennessee?

    You will need a good pair of binos to see him in Devin, he lives in Somerset. I bought my hives from him. Great guy and nice family. Andy
  20. sandysman

    Over winter brood and super

    When over wintering with a brood and super, what are your thoughts about the super. Do you place it at 90degrees to the brood box to make it easier to remove in the spring or in line so all the frames run in the same direction? I have seen both done but wondered what the consensus is on the...
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