"Hell hath no fury like...."
A hurricane...Gustav for that matter.
The day before our ass whoppin' I was running from yard to yard strapping and anchoring down the hives. I have one yard of what I call mutts. Swarms of various breeds I have captured and raised to production status. This yard has always been so very gentle where I can work them with not even a veil and no gloves. Maybe one or two stings amongst all the colonies.
I've heard that insects and other critters can detect an impending disaster, well I am a believer. The sky was mostly sunny and temperature pleasant just like previous times. Each hive I approached to strap and anchor, I was met with numerous angry guards pouring out of the hive. First hive I got nailed 5 times before even touching the colony. Had to break down and put on my pollinator jacket and gloves. Glad I didn't open any of them.
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