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  1. K

    Happy New Year!!

    Happy new year
  2. K

    almond tree

    Weeell, thats that then
  3. K

    Are your bees snowed in?

    coudn't even see my hives today with the blizard, a whteout, cant do anything, so I think il'l just have a persnal da yand go on the pisst That place in swistzerland whare th skee
  4. K

    Langstroth

    Got you, thanks,,all the best to you,,cheers
  5. K

    Langstroth

    Hi all I just built me a Langstroth hive as a one off to try the plastic frames for the combs, It's just that I will have to buy the deep brood frames for the brood box, would anybody know how many frames are in the brood box,,cheers,,,kenny
  6. K

    Trailer Bees

    PS. I found that the more I think about things the more it puts my head in a porridge. It's best to get stuck in, and sort out any problems as your going along' It takes a while longer but at least your going ahead
  7. K

    Trailer Bees

    hey bbg, good on you, am doing the same for next year to put the hives on the machair for the summer, then shift to the heather for the autumn, my trailer's ready but only to take four hives, what I do is duct tape them round the joints and ratchet strap them to anchor points on the trailer It's...
  8. K

    fondant

    Black art's not the word for it, the only things I'v got black is the pans and my patience and frustrations. What I ended up with is definately NOT! sugar, and definately NOT! plastic. The colour is a kind of bilious yellow with a fearful smell. I think that it metamorphed into something that...
  9. K

    fondant

    I had to throw it out there was a hell of a smell of it, hope i'm back at sea before the wife starts looking for her thermometer
  10. K

    fondant

    my thermometer disolved in the mix, there was just the glass bit left sitting on the bottom of the pan, I don't know where the rest went
  11. K

    fondant

    Hi, makin fondant, does anybody know what the wee drop of vinegar in the mix is for,,cheers from a guy making door stops and burning sugar Ah'll get it right yet
  12. K

    rhododendron bush

    HI all, got a lot of roddy bushes arround and heard that the honey of them is a bit iffy, does anybody know if there's problem and what's the best way to go about it if I shift bees to the area next year,,all the best to you all
  13. K

    Langstroth

    Thanks all for that. Got to go now the sun is shinning here,haven't seen it for three weeks, so am off to do a bit of worshiping before it go's away again
  14. K

    Langstroth

    where and how? am not very good with this machine, it's the daughter that shows me, she's away the now, we had a bit of a furoro last night, I kept pressing the mouse at the wrong time
  15. K

    Langstroth

    Hi again snoop, I found it! but its in a bloody foregin language, the only words I can understand is rammer, whatever that is, and langstroth and plastik, do you know anywhere closer to home than that place that does them,,cheers from a confused kenny
  16. K

    Langstroth

    Hay! snoop ta! What I was reading up was that you had to warm some wax and rub it all round the inside of the wee squares leaving a smear to give them the smell, they say that starts them off, It's nationals iv'e got but am making a couple of hives to fit the frames, to try, if I can get the...
  17. K

    Langstroth

    Hi all, would anybody know where I could get the plastic containers? frames? for the Langstroth hive, they are the type that the bees make a 4oz comb in, and you just pop out the comb when there full of honey and put the lid on it, no cutting just pop it out and put the lid on it,,excellent...
  18. K

    white polen

    watch the bees yesterday and saw some of them hauling in white pollen, anybody know where this comes from,,cheers,,kenny
  19. K

    Dove Tail Joints

    quick cheap build Hi all, maybe this will help for some,I build them with 3/4" sterling board, butt jointed screwed and glued. 10mm sterlin for the roof, then paint them with resin bulked up with talcum powder and a dolop of green pigment (or what ever colour takes your fancy) I like the green...
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