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View Pikester's Profile Pikester Flag Worthing 14 May 21 6.23pm Send a Private Message to Pikester Add Pikester as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I could drone on about this for hours but really this isn't any of my beesiness.

Oooof!

 


You fed me, you bred me, I'll remember your name.

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 15 May 21 2.13pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

I worked for a chap in south croydon, who is a Bee specialist.
very interesting indeed.
Apparantly people travel hundreds of miles to procure a queen bee.
the bees are also heavily interlaced with old english folklore.
its meant to be bad form & bad luck for you, not to inform them of deaths, births, marriages in the family
(if you have a hive)
If you really piss them off, they'll leave you !

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 15 May 21 2.18pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

I worked for a chap in south croydon, who is a Bee specialist.
very interesting indeed.
Apparantly people travel hundreds of miles to procure a queen bee.
the bees are also heavily interlaced with old english folklore.
its meant to be bad form & bad luck for you, not to inform them of deaths, births, marriages in the family
(if you have a hive)
If you really piss them off, they'll leave you !

Not sure I beelieve all this

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 15 May 21 2.21pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Not sure I beelieve all this

just dont upset the bees Tom

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 15 May 21 2.31pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

I worked for a chap in south croydon, who is a Bee specialist.
very interesting indeed.
Apparantly people travel hundreds of miles to procure a queen bee.
the bees are also heavily interlaced with old english folklore.
its meant to be bad form & bad luck for you, not to inform them of deaths, births, marriages in the family
(if you have a hive)
If you really piss them off, they'll leave you !

Apparently bees are very sensitive to their surroundings and emotions / ambiance. A number of people have told me including the beekeeper that if a swarm settles in your garden it is a compliment they are very fussy.

She also explained that when it is time for a new queen there are about 10 lava? waiting to hatch. The first one out kills the rest of the queens quite ruthless.

I can see why people get facinated by them I learnt so much in just a short chat.

 


One more point

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 15 May 21 3.20pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Apparently bees are very sensitive to their surroundings and emotions / ambiance. A number of people have told me including the beekeeper that if a swarm settles in your garden it is a compliment they are very fussy.

She also explained that when it is time for a new queen there are about 10 lava? waiting to hatch. The first one out kills the rest of the queens quite ruthless.

I can see why people get facinated by them I learnt so much in just a short chat.

indeed, very interesting.
in the same area, many yesrs previously, I had to get down at great speed from a scaffold, painting a chimney stack.
A thick black cloud in appearance of bees swarmed across the sky at roof level.
Hate Wasps though !

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 15 May 21 8.51pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Apparently bees are very sensitive to their surroundings and emotions / ambiance. A number of people have told me including the beekeeper that if a swarm settles in your garden it is a compliment they are very fussy.

She also explained that when it is time for a new queen there are about 10 lava? waiting to hatch. The first one out kills the rest of the queens quite ruthless.

I can see why people get facinated by them I learnt so much in just a short chat.


And let me guess, you invited her to your yoga group? ..

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 15 May 21 9.41pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


And let me guess, you invited her to your yoga group? ..

well she did want to know about it.

 


One more point

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 15 May 21 9.48pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


And let me guess, you invited her to your yoga group? ..

never had you down as so bitchy tom.
have some chocolate mate.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 16 May 21 2.36am Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

We have had bees under the roof tiles of our converted barn near the front door Apparently they are 'cornish' bees and not aggressive. Interesting to see the mortuary bees clearing out the dead or sick bees - they just pick them up and dump them in the flower beds.
Ours swarm 2-3 times a year and if they land nearby ( on apple or hazel trees ) we call the local bee-keeper who boxes them up and takes them away. About 3000 swarm each time.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 16 May 21 2.04pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

i bought some second-hand bee-keeping PPE (slightly damaged), for 400.

I thought it was good value, but on second thoughts, I'm feeling a bit stung

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 16 May 21 4.28pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

i bought some second-hand bee-keeping PPE (slightly damaged), for 400.

I thought it was good value, but on second thoughts, I'm feeling a bit stung

What you get up to in the privacy of your bedroom should stay that way.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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