Science is facts;
just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts;
Worked at home doing deskwork
Calgary Weather: Today : A few showers ending near noon then cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 9. UV index 3 or moderate. / Tonight : Cloudy. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this evening. Low 6. / Normals for the period : Low 4. High 18.
Off to Red Deer for the afternoon, looking for a furnace relay. Had supper with Jean and Chris in Ponoka.
Calgary Weather: Today : Periods of drizzle and fog patches ending this morning then clearing. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h this afternoon. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate. / Tonight : Clear. Low 6. / Normals for the period : Low 4. High 18.
I took out the ashes and cleaned the chimney. Matt came over and pulled the honey. All the hives are now down to 2 high and ready to feed for winter.
Calgary Weather: Sunday : Sunny. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h in the afternoon. High 16.
Calgary Weather: becoming southeast 20 km/h this morning. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate. / Tonight : Cloudy periods. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 3 with risk of frost. / Normals for the period : Low 4. High 17.
Another day of deskwork. Meijers came for supper and took the last pallet of honey home to extract.
Calgary Weather: Today : A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of
showers late this afternoon with the risk of a thunderstorm. High 18. UV
index 4 or moderate. /
Tonight : Cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 2
with risk of frost. /Normals for the period : Low 4. High 17.
Medhat and his helper, Sam, came by this morning and sampled our bees for varroa and tracheal mites. They will examine the bees in the lab and determine how to best treat, then do some experimental treatments, if indicated.
They also found a few cells of AFB. We haven't treated with OTC for several years; not for anything. We used to always apply OTC prophylacticly in the Spring, but have not since I retired. Goes to show that any equipment that has been in commercial use around here is likely to break down at least a little, if not treated. Since only a few cells were apparent, we applied OTC treatment the two hives, and will have to watch them, now to see that they respond. Fall is a time of year when bees tend to clean up AFB really well, since they are reducing brood rearing and there are lots of young house cleaners in the hive.
Calgary Weather: Today : A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate. / Tonight : Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 4. / Normals for the period : Low 3. High 17.
Ellen & I drove to Airdrie and Frank drove us to the airport in our van. By 5 PM, we were in Toronto, picking up the Mercury at the parking lot, where my niece had left it, and by 7 or so, we were at Pine Hill gathering the items left there from the summer. We then drove to Sudbury and arrived at Mom's around 10.
Calgary Weather: Today : Increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. High 17. UV index 4 or moderate. /Tonight : Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Wind west 20 km/h. Low 2 with risk of frost. /Normals for the period : Low 3. High 17.
We visited with Mom, then Brenda, rented some DVDs at Blockbuster, and some supplies for installing Mom's washer & drier, and tried to get in touch with Bill& Faye. We reached them in the evening, and it turned out that they were at camp. We decided to go out Saturday.
We had arranged to meet Bill at the landing at 3, and headed out to Whitefish Falls. As we left Espanola, I was able to reach Bill on my 2 meter handy-talkie (We are both hams, as is Faye. I am licensed as VE6CFK, he is VE3BEK, and she is VA3YOY) and he was on the way to pick us up.
He met us at the landing and soon we were on Teepee Island. Myra, Ken, and Emma were already there.
Obviously, I missed the beekeepers' auction at Winfield.
Today : A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight : Clear. Low 3 with risk of frost. / Normals for the period : Low 6. High 16.
The day was spent visiting and working on my project. The Piirtoniemis left in the evening.
Sunday : Sunny. High 16.