Monthly Archives: August 2013

GORMANSTON – Castle View

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GORMANSTON: Tuesday lunchtime

Lunch was the traditional Irish breakfast: black pudding, white pudding, sausages, bacon, tomatoes and, of course, chips. This was preceded by vegetable soup. I skipped the next lecture and went round the back of the Castle and scaled the flights … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON: Tuesday 2nd lecture

I chose to go to the Video Room for Peter Whyte’s talk: “Do drones have a role within the hive?” This was much better as it was light, bright and more engaging with the audience, inviting discussion. Peter told us … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON: Hands up all those who weren’t there!

By Tuesday, I had been to several meals in the Refectory as well as lectures in the main hall and so reckon I would have cast eyes on all present and (despite failing memory for names) have seen and spoken … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON: Tuesday, first lecture.

This lecture, by Flemming, was entitled: ‘The Varroa Mite – an interesting creature.’  My note reads: “Lights out for presentation – darker than the dormitory at night! Therefore no notes and I nodded a lot.” I did, however, note that … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON – Tuesday morning

After breakfast I went for a stroll round the grounds. I met a gardener and asked him about the fox legend that I had been told about a few weeks ago by a fox fan at Cattistock.  The legend, as … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON – The rest of Monday

The next lecture was Pam Hunter on ‘How Honeybees Perceive the World’.  There was lots of interesting stuff powerpointed, so my notes say, but it was too fast and too dark to take notes and I don’t now remember either … Continue reading

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