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Suzi Q 

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What flowers were the bees foraging on to make that lovely dark honey?
 

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Wonderful photos thanks for sharing. Welcome to the forum.
 

Haughton Honey 

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Lots of Commercial hives.......
Hello, me old China


Welcome .... " me old China " is Cockney rhyming slang for China Plate... mate..

An English dialect once limited to those who were born in earshot of Bow church Bells in East London... now merged with a strange and somewhat incomprehensible dialect named "estree" common in Essex !


Where is this mystical place that you refer to as 'E-S-S-E-X'.....?
 

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Hi Chinabee, fantastic looking comb honey. Thanks for the photos. I've a nephew living in China, in (pronounced) Shenshen, next to Hong Kong. Guess thats a very long way from you?
:) i guess you nephew living in Shenzhen, the same city with me, Shenzhen is north of HongKong.
 

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welcome to the forum, looking forward to tales of beekeeping in China
 

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Well, as an East Londoner and born central London (mind it would have to be a calm night with a strong southerly wind for me to be born in earshot of Bow bells which were long gone when i was born), I feel perfectly at ease using elements of it.
The church is St Mary-le-Bow and it is in central London, Cheapside not the "east end".

I think its just people in West 'Am who want to think they are proper cockernees who decided the perpetuate the myth the bow bells were in Bow church.
 

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Just some daft questions...off topic ish...

So I noticed you were wearing a western style wristwatch, is there no chinese equivalent?

Also the scales are in chinese but I assume refer to kilos? Is that right? again what did Chinese people do before the Kilo?

Apologies for the bizarre questions but they are genuine and I will now go a stare into the middle distance...

all the best,
Sam
 

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I thought Ill give it a go to see what it feels like, you never know someone could offer me a job one day l:)l
Try Heathrow or Gatwick, looks like we need some more to cover the ones on lunch-break! But then again it takes a certain kind........;)
 

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I thought Ill give it a go to see what it feels like, you never know someone could offer me a job one day l:)l
You can have mine if you like - I've had a gutsful as soon as I can find something decent I'm off. fed up of being treated like dirt by a department which is only interested in hitting targets and not combating crime and being slated off by members of the public who haven't a clue what most of us really do (and it's not stamping passports!)

Try Heathrow or Gatwick, looks like we need some more to cover the ones on lunch-break! But then again it takes a certain kind........;)
make the most of the slick operation you're getting at the moment - they want to lay off another 20% next year. At the moment I'm working on average three wees a year for nothing - a statutury lunch break (which we don't get paid for but is factored into our working day) is 1 hour I'm lucky to get 20 minutes if its my watch on.
Just glad I'm at sea now - last time i worked in an airport i was looking for drug smugglers.
 

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Hi china
Good to see you. Looking forward to learning about different beekeeping ideas and methods.

Can I ask, do you use a smoker to remove bees from combs when you want to harvest? Or how is it done? Is there things you want to ask us about our methods?
Eb
 
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