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  Topic: Top bar beehive
Mistress Rose

Replies: 13
Views: 279
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 21 8:25 am   Subject: Top bar beehive
I agree with Treacodactyl. The bees might not like the smell inside the hive.
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1300
Views: 906945
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 21 8:38 am   Subject: Wildlife
I know our woodpeckers sound completely different when feeding. For calling, they make drumming noises, but when feeding they are making individual tapping noises as they tap the tree for insect galle ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1300
Views: 906945
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 21 8:08 am   Subject: Wildlife
We were cutting birch again yesterday; last week for it as a few trees are starting to break bud. There was a woodpecker drumming virtually all day, but for some reason it sounded rather high pitched. ...
  Topic: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
Mistress Rose

Replies: 8
Views: 131
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 21 8:25 am   Subject: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
I agree that was the main problem. Every so often we get more than a few inches of snow in the southern part of the UK which causes some problems. I have heard that if you have really bad snow, you ju ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 363
Views: 769200
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 21 8:20 am   Subject: Exciting news
As the fleece I have been trying to spin is so felted that I can't tear it sometimes, I wonder if cutting it into rings for the garden might be a better use. It is still very much 'in the grease' so ...
  Topic: Exporting
Mistress Rose

Replies: 89
Views: 5779
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 21 8:17 am   Subject: Exporting
Slim, yes. A public school in the UK is the top notch type of private school. Sadly, education has been messed up here as much as many other things, but basically we have a free education system that ...
  Topic: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
Mistress Rose

Replies: 8
Views: 131
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 21 9:07 am   Subject: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
It did say that in the article. Not really surprising that Alaska was warmer than Texas, as it was very cold there recently.

Has the cold weather come as far north as you Slim? They said it was go ...
  Topic: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
Mistress Rose

Replies: 8
Views: 131
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 21 8:13 am   Subject: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
I had a friend who was terrified of rats in the toilet, but that is rather an odd one. Thank goodness we don't (often) have wildlife like that in the UK. As you say, funny, but could have been serious ...
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 21
Views: 585
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 21 8:07 am   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
I'm not going to criticise your decision Roobarb; that is up to you, but I have a feeling, perhaps ill founded, that particulates are the 'in thing' at the moment as we haven't been able to trace them ...
  Topic: Top bar beehive
Mistress Rose

Replies: 13
Views: 279
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 21 7:52 am   Subject: Top bar beehive
Looking at our hives again, we do use metal on the roofs of most of them, but the rest, being WRC is untreated in general, although some people do paint their hive.

If there are other beekeepers a ...
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 21
Views: 585
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 21 8:24 am   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Do you just have one Slim, and if so, which room does it vent into?
  Topic: Top bar beehive
Mistress Rose

Replies: 13
Views: 279
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 21 8:20 am   Subject: Top bar beehive
Some people do that in the UK too Slim, but WRC is preferred.

Having a mentor is always useful; husband had one, as well as a bit of help from his father who had kept bees years before, when he sta ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 363
Views: 769200
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 21 8:13 am   Subject: Exciting news
If you have any farms or smallholders near you, you could ask them if they will sell you a poor quality fleece, or ask for 'skirtings'; at least that is what we call them round here. It is the stuff t ...
  Topic: Exporting
Mistress Rose

Replies: 89
Views: 5779
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 21 8:09 am   Subject: Exporting
Hope it goes well. International fame.
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 21
Views: 585
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 21 4:40 pm   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
I thought you would have been aware of that Tahir, but I get the impression that particularly retro-fit doesn't take it into account, and to my mind it is more important than sealing the house.

Wh ...
 
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