Too Much Rhubarb?

  How to make good use of any amount of rhubarb, without any waste. I have several rhubarb plants which…

What is it?

  Or what are they?   Do any beekeepers know? I picked two of them up for next to nothing…

Stinkhorn fungus (phallus impudicus)

  Yes Stinkhorn! Otherwise know as phallus impudicus, which seems to love growing on a dry sandy river bank on…

Collecting swarms using a home-made swarm/bee vac.

The first time I heard about a swarm vac I thought the idea ridiculous, lazy, and possibly harmful to the…

How To Make Rhu-Chews (Rhubarb Chunk Sweets)

‘Rhu-Chews’ or Rhubarb Chunk Sweets The trick is to have things to do with the surplus rhubarb, (other than endless rhubarb…

Miles and Smiles – 2

  More photo curiosities      

Pitched roofs and hive weights

I reckon every beekeeper worries about bad weather (amongst a thousand other things), especially in winter. High winds are a…

How To Make Rhubarb Leather

Fruit ‘leather’ is the name given to dried and sweetened fruit puree and the name gives a clue to its…

Miles and Smiles – 1

  Here are a few curiosities I found whilst traveling around. They either made me smile, or made me think, often they…

Setting Up and Using a Bait Hive

Using Bait Hives To Capture A Swarm of Bees There’s no down side to setting up a bait hive! But…

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