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    Attended this today, found it very enjoyable (though more tiring and physically demanding than expected). With another hour or so effort at home I should have a skep suitable for catching swarms. (Came home with tools and materials to do so at little cost). Recommend the course, learned plenty and great opportunity to catch up with other Beekeepers from around Scotland. Thanks to Alan & Cynthia Riach for great organisation, and Bryce Reynard the Instuctor.
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    I did the course last year I came home with a fruit basket :-)

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    What materials are you using?

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    Straw, with sisal triple twine.

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    I think I recognise that basket - but perhaps not. Were you seated opposite me, between the teacher and the dry-stone dyker?
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    I should have said 'skep' - sorry!

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    I was at the end opposite the Waller and his partner.

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    So I did have the wrong skep in mind. Nice to put a face to a name, HJbee.
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    Where you the lady next door but one to me?

    I am going to finish it off this weekend. I found some lovely bees I can sow on the outside. I will post a pic when done.

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    Yes - the person with the funny accent.
    You're going to sow 'bees' on your skep? I hope that was a typo - but bees or beads, I look forward to seeing the end product.
    Kitta

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