Monthly Archives: January 2011

BRAIN STORM

I was in an agricultural store, Scats, this afternoon buying cat food, when the manageress came up for a chat. We’ve known each other for years but our paths haven’t crossed lately, so we had a bit of catching up to … Continue reading

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A SKEPPIST’S MUSINGS

On the day that I noticed that Nelson, atop his column, was proudly standing in front of a large skep, I went on to the British Library. The main reason for the visit was to ascertain whether they need a … Continue reading

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Was Nelson a Beekeeper?

I see that the statue of him on a column in Trafalgar Square has what appears to be a skep next to him, the dimensions of which would surely have been approved by Pettigrew!

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SHHHH….DON’T TELL THE NEIGHBOURS!!!!

I went to see my daughter’s new flat at London.  I’m not sure quite where it is, but it is within earshot of the Arsenic football club. It is a couple of floors up in a 50s model block and … Continue reading

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FLOWER LOG

Snowdrops!  I took a turn around Compton Valance on my way home after a weekend away.  Many years ago, maybe half a century, Charlie Durden, who was gardener at the big house, planted up the highway verges in that sunken, … Continue reading

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CELL SIZE PROJECT

DARG, the Devon Apicultural Research Group, has asked me to work up a project for their members to undertake this year.  We are too few in number and too concentrated geographically to do it all by ourselves. I have posted … Continue reading

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New Apiary Site

This afternoon I removed one of my hives from Portland in which the bees had died and transferred it to a new site at Preston, just outside Weymouth.  The field is left fallow as a David Bellamy-approved wild flower meadow … Continue reading

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