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  Topic: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
gythagirl

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PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 17 7:38 am   Subject: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
Does sound lovely - are you able to add a pic or 2..?
  Topic: Where's the honey gone!
gythagirl

Replies: 26
Views: 3960
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 17 9:12 am   Subject: Where's the honey gone!
3rd night's syrup has also disappeared...OH off to buy more sugar...

We're certainly hoping they're storing it.






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  Topic: Where's the honey gone!
gythagirl

Replies: 26
Views: 3960
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Sep 07, 17 7:30 pm   Subject: Where's the honey gone!
All very gloomy really. Last night's feed went the way of Tuesday night's: feeders empty this morning. 3rd lot in feeders now.
  Topic: Where's the honey gone!
gythagirl

Replies: 26
Views: 3960
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 17 5:47 pm   Subject: Where's the honey gone!
Well, you feed when your bees are hungry! First lot of sugar syrup went into the feeders yesterday evening, 2 1/2 litres per hive: feeders were checked this morning and all 3 were bone dry. OH was f ...
  Topic: National Bee Unit - Bee Starvation Alert - South West
gythagirl

Replies: 2
Views: 771
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Sep 01, 17 7:34 pm   Subject: National Bee Unit - Bee Starvation Alert - South West
Email from the National Bee Unit arrived today. Here's the gist:

Beekeepers in the South West of England may want to check their colonies food levels, as stated in our previous Autumn Husbandry al ...
  Topic: Where's the honey gone!
gythagirl

Replies: 26
Views: 3960
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Sep 01, 17 7:26 pm   Subject: Where's the honey gone!
Well, what do you know??? Email from the National Bee Unit arrived this afternoon:


Beekeepers in the South West of England may want to check their colonies food levels, as stated in our previous ...
  Topic: The ideal house thread
gythagirl

Replies: 52
Views: 6880
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Fri Sep 01, 17 5:55 pm   Subject: The ideal house thread
Love the first 'key feature' of that house - 'Fancy having your horses at home?' - !!! Well why wouldn't you!
  Topic: The ideal house thread
gythagirl

Replies: 52
Views: 6880
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 17 7:38 pm   Subject: The ideal house thread
Washing machine in the utility room because the utility room has the door to the garden where the washing line is...
  Topic: Where's the honey gone!
gythagirl

Replies: 26
Views: 3960
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 17 4:02 pm   Subject: Where's the honey gone!
Thanks all. No swarming & no wasps - will put it down to the weather ( ) and will clearly need to feed them. Ah well - next year will be different - it always is!!!
  Topic: Indeterminate plum tomato?
gythagirl

Replies: 3
Views: 1092
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 30, 17 9:46 am   Subject: Indeterminate plum tomato?
I grow Sungold (my favourite) every year, it is actually an indeterminate although it grows sideshoots like they're going out of fashion - I sometimes (inadvertently) end up with 2 'leaders' so just p ...
  Topic: Where's the honey gone!
gythagirl

Replies: 26
Views: 3960
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed Aug 30, 17 8:14 am   Subject: Where's the honey gone!
No, OH certain no swarmimg, masses of bees and brood in each, queens well-established. And I def haven't seen a line of bees flying off with under-slung honeypots. Just a lack of honey. We've had y ...
  Topic: Where's the honey gone!
gythagirl

Replies: 26
Views: 3960
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 17 10:04 am   Subject: Where's the honey gone!
The Beekeeper has been away for 3 weeks, checking the 4 hives before he went, finding all well and flourishing, good honey flow and anticipating, even allowing for leaving plenty of stores for the win ...
  Topic: Tomato Soup Recipe Please
gythagirl

Replies: 21
Views: 5002
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Aug 26, 17 6:17 pm   Subject: Tomato Soup Recipe Please
https://www.cooked.com/uk/Sarah-Raven/Bloomsbury-Publishing-Plc/Sarah-Raven39s-Garden-Cookbook/JulyAugust/Tomato-soup-recipe

From Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook (nice book!)

Dead easy, made this ...
  Topic: Favourite Runner Bean Recipes!
gythagirl

Replies: 16
Views: 3514
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 17 7:32 am   Subject: Favourite Runner Bean Recipes!
I made up a smaller amount (not with 1250g beans - there's only me at home atm!!!) of Nick's link Greek Green Beans recipe yesterday, using half runners and half climbing purple, and had it at room te ...
  Topic: Favourite Runner Bean Recipes!
gythagirl

Replies: 16
Views: 3514
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 17 8:16 pm   Subject: Favourite Runner Bean Recipes!
I didn't suggest making it your staple diet.



Just a very luxurious 'side'
 
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