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RE: Open All Hours

#2431 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:44 pm

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The last time I was at Blenheim Palace was about ten years back and I have to say how disappointed I was. I was surprised how little of the Palace was open for the tour. In fact I don't think we got off the ground floor of the one wing. It's not a place I would ever make a return visit to unless there was a special exhibition that I wanted to see.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2432 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:36 pm

I had a bit of a surprise earlier. The frame for one of my bird houses has been collapsing. I just thought the wood was rotting and planned to rebuild it. Until I saw wood dust falling from a hole, then I realised the damn thing was almost hollow and inhabited by bees.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2433 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:47 pm

You'll have to watch that bees can get pretty shirty if you disturb them. I'm not sure if they still do it but the Council used to send someone out to collect bee swarms and nests.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2434 by astoness , Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:56 pm

oh my giddy aunt SB..i would be panic stricken....dont quote me i dont think the council come round to clear out bees anymore or if they do they will charge you...


 
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RE: Open All Hours

#2435 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:03 pm

Well if the Council don't come out any longer, try a fisherman. We had one that came out to our jobs every time we came across a nest and did it for free he used the nest as bait.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2436 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:05 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #23550
You'll have to watch that bees can get pretty shirty if you disturb them. I'm not sure if they still do it but the Council used to send someone out to collect bee swarms and nests.

I don't think there are enough to warrant a collector. If I have any problems I know an Apiarist. but go they will. its only a piece of 2x2 wood that's why it was so surprising.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2437 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:18 pm

The thing is SB, if there is a queen in there nesting then they will swarm, it's then that you will want to keep out of the way.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2438 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:30 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #23554
The thing is SB, if there is a queen in there nesting then they will swarm, it's then that you will want to keep out of the way.

Don't worry I will. I was stung on the thumb and it doubled in size and I was only about 11 years old, I remember the pain lasted for a fortnight.
I wouldn't want that again.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2439 by astoness , Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:11 am

good morning all....looks like another nice day...had a few days off the painting but today i really must get a move on with glossing the upstairs doors and frames..


 
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RE: Open All Hours

#2440 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:05 am

Good morning everyone,
Small Heath is in a mess at the the moment, a large car has flipped onto its roof in Muntz st fire crews are cutting people out, ambulances and police of course. Traffic in a mess in all directions.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2441 by astoness , Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:55 am

well im off now..work to be done...catch you all later[Big Smile]


 
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RE: Open All Hours

#2442 by Voltman , Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:57 am

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #23557
Good morning everyone,
Small Heath is in a mess at the the moment, a large car has flipped onto its roof in Muntz st fire crews are cutting people out, ambulances and police of course. Traffic in a mess in all directions.


I have to go that way this morning.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2443 by Voltman , Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:00 am

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #23549
I had a bit of a surprise earlier. The frame for one of my bird houses has been collapsing. I just thought the wood was rotting and planned to rebuild it. Until I saw wood dust falling from a hole, then I realised the damn thing was almost hollow and inhabited by bees.


We have a Bumblebee nest in the roof. They only live for the summer then they all die except for the new queens.
They do no damage and leave no mess. They rarely return to the same nesting site.
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I see your bees are ordinary little honey bees SB?
A local collector from the British Beekeepers Association may be able to remove them for you but I think they only collect swarms and not colonies.
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RE: Open All Hours

#2444 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:50 am

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #23557
Good morning everyone,
Small Heath is in a mess at the the moment, a large car has flipped onto its roof in Muntz st fire crews are cutting people out, ambulances and police of course. Traffic in a mess in all directions.


Morning All,

Small Heath has always been a mess roadwise.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2445 by mikejee , Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:52 am

I think it depends on which sort of bumble bee . I have had a little nest under the concrete slab in front of my front door for (i think its ) 4 years, and they return every year. It must be because I am so sweet.

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