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About Gilbey

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  • Birthday 11/22/1968


  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fishing, raising kids, home improvements
  • What I do for a living:
    Sales manager

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  1. I have essential tremors as does my mother. My grandfather had them too. Look it up, do some reading. It may be what you are experiencing. It's untreatable for the most part. Yes, mine has gotten worse with age. I find "the shakes" are much worse when I stressed, fatigued or excessively tired. It rarely effects my everyday life though other than trying to tie knots with light mono or threading tiny trout flies or similar things. It is completely unrelated to Parkinson's. Best case for peace of mind is to go to a doctor. Good luck to you. Alan
  2. Could be any number of things, but I have seen trout exhibit this exact behavior when chasing emergers popping off the surface on western rivers. Alan
  3. Thanks Gents!
  4. I've had a special request from my son for his graduation party for fish and chips. I've never made it. He's talking batter dipped, deep fried, crusty, golden brown. I've got the chips part covered, but what's your go to recipe for the fish batter? Alan
  5. God bless Dick, hoping for all the best in such a challenging situation. Alan
  6. Newly laying hens will often have multiple yokes until their cycles settle. Some breeds are more prone to them too. I've seen a few triple yokers from my backyard flock. But lord knows what they do on mass producing egg farms to get hens to lay more and faster. Alan
  7. Nice Belmo! I added a second deep super to my strong hive two weekends ago. The weaker hive isn't ready yet, but I am hopeful. In the meantime I am trying to go a little longer between inspections and only going in the hive to fill the feeders. Most of the sources I have say keep feeding if the colony is still building out the frames with wax which both of mine are. Lots of red and white clover in bloom near me. Some wildflowers too. Honestly my goal for my first year is to get at least one hive thru the winter. Two would be a bonus. Alan
  8. Busy bees! Loads of pollen going into the hive on Saturday. IMG_0852.MOV
  9. I had a similar sized bathroom gutted and redone in central NJ last year in a rental unit I own. New everything. Tiled floor and halfway up the walls, new toilet, tub/shower, vanity and fixtures. Cost was $9200 all in. I am a rabid DYI'r, but sometimes there are just so many hours in the day. But at $22K????? Geeze, that's absurd!! Good luck with your project! Alan
  10. I think all of us remember our firsts, and those memories are precious. I still have the fly on which I landed my first striper. It's hooked into a cork board on my fly tying table. The memory of that event is still very vivid in my mind as I hope yours is many years from now ! Enjoy, and keep sharing with us here on SOL. Alan
  11. Nice
  12. So Belmo??? Whatcha find???
  13. What you are saying makes sense bosox. I will make a better effort next time. Yesterday I only pulled a couple frames just to take a look, primarily was going in to fill the feeder frames. Good luck tonight Belmo! Let us know what you find. Alan
  14. Well, from what I have read it really depends. The bees are saving up honey to support the hive and make it thru winter. As a beekeeper your job is to decide when you an take honey, and when you can't. These first year hives likely won't produce honey this year, but after a winter over, and hopefully after another Spring of favorable conditions I'll be able to harvest in late June and then possibly again at the end of the Summer. Hives can produce from 10 to 60 pounds from what I have read. Right now my goal is to get hives thru their first winter. After that, everything is a bonus to me.
  15. Quick hive inspection this weekend, had to fill the frame feeders with sugar water anyway. Once hive without questions is MUCH stronger than the other, but I found eggs, larva and capped brood in both hives, so even thought I didn't see either, the queens are busy building the colony. I was worried that since the last big boom of blossoms a couple weeks ago that local sources of pollen and nectar would drop off. Having bees has made me much more aware. There are wild roses blooming everywhere right now, and I noticed a couple of my bees on them yesterday. Also honey suckle is about to pop any day now. Here's a pic of a frame full of brood (the bee nursery). You can see capped honey in the top (left side). There are cells with eggs (tiny white dots), cells with larva (white worms), capped brood (the solid yellow cells)hatched brood cells (dark cells where bees have already emerged) and if you can zoom in just to the right of my finger on the top of the frame you can see new bees breaking out of their cells. SO darned cool!