You don't get anything clean without
getting something else dirty
These hives have received thirds, and the
wrap is pulled up.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some
I worked with Medhat a bit on setting up the ingredients for the patties he will be using for his nutrition experiments. Although most beekeepers like to put patties on early, Medhat did his test this late last year and was able to see definite benefits. In my experience, we should be supplying the bees with all the patties they can eat until June, at least. I fed and they are gone. I replaced them with three more. I am lazy and did not get back in good time, or I would now be feeding the strong hives their 7th, 8th, and 9th! Some of my friends are not feeding their bees patties this year to save money and because they think they have enough bees. Turns out, though that there are some late losses, and those extra bees could have been quite handy for boosting.
We're working on roofing plans. Went to Calgary to consult on materials, but the trip was a waste of time.
Tuesday: Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High 14. Wednesday: Sunny. Low minus 5. High plus 12. Thursday: Sunny. Low 1. High 12. Friday: Sunny. Low 5. High 18.
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better -- Laurie Anderson
First thing, I had some work to do with Medhat and mike, arranging the manufacture of patties for Medhat's experiments. That took an hour or two.
My notebook computer problems continue. I managed to learn that my factory warranty is good until the 15th of this month (I guess I must have registered it -- that's why I can't find the card), however, and that I do not have to rely on American Express Platinum card's Buyer Protection, which extends the warranty an extra year.
Before I realized that I was still on warranty, I had been thinking I'd just try to recover the disc, but, when I called the repair depot, they suggested that there might be more to it than the drive. I had been aware of that possibility, and had wondered about the IDE, since I has some trouble with Knoppix 3.8 run on the optical drive.
During my getting to grips with the problem phase, I tried the GRC newsgroups.
I planned to go to Calgary to take the computer in, but spent a few more hours than expected siphoning the data off the machine. I had been tinkering for days trying to find the network, and was reconciled to using my 1 GB Data Traveler, but had found it very slow and balky. I made one last try, and Knoppix suddenly connected to the network! I copied off the most important files, and found that about five (of lower importance, thankfully) were corrupt and had to be skipped. Otherwise the job went amazingly well. The machine is now ready to go for repair, but it is late in the day. Tomorrow.
I have five more hives to work on. They are mostly styro, and as one can see from the pictures above, the styro are far behind the wood hives. I really must write some commentary for the pictures.
Today: Sunny. Wind southeast 20 km/h. High 19. UV index 6 or high. Tonight: Clear. Wind south 20 km/h. Low 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 22. Friday: Sunny. Low 6. High 19. Saturday: Sunny. Low 7. High 23. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low 11. High 22.
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man
Still working on the roof plans, we went to Calgary and looked at supplies again. While there, I dropped off the Toshiba at a repair depot. They confirmed that the drive is shot and ordered another for Monday.
Today: Sunny. High 23. UV index 6 or high. Tonight: Clear. Low 4. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Saturday: Sunny. Low 6. High 23. Sunday: Sunny. Low 8. High 22. Monday: Sunny. Low 10. High 19.
Experience is that marvelous
thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when
We went down to check our geocache and confirm the co-ordinates. GPSs can have a bit of error, and averaging several readings on different days can result in higher accuracy. When I checked the web page, on returning, I see that three parties have now visited it.
We worked on finalizing the roof project plans, then I changed the oil in the 4X4 and went out to finish the bees. For some reason, the ones in Styrofoam have not done as well as the ones in wood that have our winter wraps on them. Interestingly, we did not lose one of the hives with high varroa counts.
I put on more pollen patties and finished putting on thirds. I should be splitting about now, and I see that there is brood in the thirds I added last week. There is a problem, though in that I plan to go away for a week or so later this week.
Today: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. UV index 6 or high. Tonight: Cloudy periods. Low 3.
Men, it has been well said, think
in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in
Today: Sunny with cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon with the risk of a thunderstorm. Wind southeast 20 km/h. High 25. UV index 6 or high. Tonight: Cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with the risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing this evening. Wind south 20 km/h. Low 9.
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against
Sunday: Sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 27.
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and
Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. High 20.Tonight: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 13.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn
from history that man can never
Tuesday: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the evening. Wind south 20 km/h becoming west 20 late in the morning. High 23. UV index 4 or moderate.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of
Today: Sunny with cloudy periods. High 20. UV index 6 or high. Tonight: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Clear overnight. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near midnight. Low 7. Thursday: Sunny. High 22. Friday: Sunny. Low 7. High 21. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low 7. High 17. Sunday: Sunny. Low 6. High 21.