Don't help the bees. They are not grateful insects.
by railton22 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:58 pm
Route description: Around Craig Leek, near Braemar
Date walked: 23/09/2015
Time taken: 2.5 hours
Distance: 8.6 km
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The Hubs picked this walk and it was a total gem with fabulous views every which way. At the highest point of the walk we stopped for lunch in a small copse of pine with some great flat rocks (perfect for walker's bums) and fantastic views over towards Lochnagar.
Eating Scotch bonnet cheddar sarnies whilst watching the clouds come in over Lochnagar is definitely to be recommended.
On the final third of the walk we came across curious multi-coloured stacked boxes sat in the middle of nowhere. Nosy creatures that we are, we came up close to investigate and discovered that they were bright little bee homes. Two of the hives had fallen over. Wind?
Exercising great care we attempted to put the lids that had blown off the two damaged hives back on. The combs were laid bare with the smell of heather honey wafting out but some rather soggy looking bees in there.
However a rather defensive bee gave me a sharp sting on my calf and that put paid to our plans to put the roofs on the damaged hives. Ungrateful blinders. Up yer bum, bees.
Rest of the walk was thankfully sting-free.
Walked by Sarah, David and Nudge
by tolkienabouthills » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:54 am
Jokes aside I enjoyed your report, and your dog
by railton22 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:43 pm
PS You have an awesome Username
by SAVAGEALICE » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:05 pm
by railton22 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:53 am
by dogplodder » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:24 pm
But apart from that a good day out.