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Reply to: Any beekeepers in?
Thanks for the tips guys. I went straight in at the deep end without knowing the first thing about bees and bought a full setup from a guy that was moving house. Hive,bees,tools,2 suits,spares and an extractor. Moved the hive 40miles, day 2 it swarmed! Caught them and put in an empty hive I managed to find locally. Day 2, swarmed again!! Wtf!! Caught them and my allotment neighbour got a hive and had them.. checked the hive as it was bloody heavy to find it full to bursting with rapeseed honey(it crystalizes so needs removing) first time extracting and I made a proper mess,honey over everything but I got 44 jars.Posted 1 week ago | Go to post
Roll on a few months and after a visit from the bee inspector all colonies are doing great. I harvested 1/3 of the frames and got another 24 jars. Made sure I left some for winter and they’ve all been fed.
It’s been interesting summer watching and learning all about beekeeping. Knew nothing about bees and I cant believe how much there is to learn or how busy they are, absolutely flat out when theres food about.
If you are thinking about taking it up I can highly recommend it.
Reply to: Any beekeepers in?
I’ve got a National and a modified Dadant. I’ll be reducing the entrance when they slow up, still really busy at the moment collecting lots of pollen. Was thinking about putting an inch of polystyrene under the roof. Will do some more research. STWer’s always have some good advice,thanks chaps.Posted 1 week ago | Go to post
Reply to: New Wheel build – will I die?!
Yes it’s an old hub but new rim,spokes and nipples. I followed Sheldons guide and just thought it was built wrong before hence the marks on the flange.
I’ll be well pissed if I’ve got to rebuild it as I’ve got it spot on…….apart from the spoke direction possibly!Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
Chickenhawk +1Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
On the Tuscany Trail I had to resort to vegetable oil out of a tin of tuna. Brakes where fine for the remainder of the route. I also used the oil on the chain,made a mess but worked ok. Bled the brakes when I got home and bits of tuna came out. Still using them today!Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
Reply to: French mapping for touring
Just download the France map and stick on a micro sd card on stick it in your garmin. Used the Italy map last year for the Tuscany trail no problems. I’ve got the Spain map ready too for a trip in May.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Anyone have the gpx of this year’s 200 & 300? I may give it a go later in the year. Had a crack at last year’s 300 but I believe it’s changed slightly this year. Awesome place to ride! ThanksPosted 3 years ago | Go to post
Reply to: Spannering mistakes – come on, own up.
Rushing to change the engine oil on my old 306 the night before a trip to france I accidentally got the wrong sump plug and emptied the gearbox oil into a washing up bowl that had been used in the garden and was full of crap. No time to get some oil so I strained it as best as I could through a pair of tights and refilled the gearbox. Did another 40k+ with no problems!Posted 3 years ago | Go to post