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  1. #1
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    Default Swimming Bees?

    Think the bees know how to swim?

    We have had a lot of snow in the last month or so plus tons of rain. We are flooded in a lot of areas.

    Here is the bridge I would take to get to my bees:



    Here is another pic of the bridge:



    And here is the picture of the farm where I keep my bees. The road is covered with water. I cant see the bees. They might have survived. They are on bricks and at the highest part of the farm but without being able to get out there, I cant see if they are alive or not.




    If anyone wants to contribute to my bee fund, they are more then welcome to. I am pretty sure I lost a lot of my hives
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Hey, the water's gone way down from this morning. This morning you couldn't see the bottom of the bridge - just the uper part of the arch.

    Let us know when you can get back who survive.
    http://www.voiceofthehive.com - Tales of Beekeeping and Honeybees

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    Sure glad the local officials saw that that warning sign was put up!!

    You coulda been killed driving across that bridge chef!!
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

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    Great pictures.....lots of water. Here in North Alabama we have been having lots of rain. Over 15 inches in the last 30 days. I hope the water was parted as it went around your hives.

    good luck
    you must endeavor to persevere

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    Sorry to hear that your colonies may be in danger because of the unusually wet weather. I watch this because my son lives out there now; Oregon.

    One thing to notice is the houses up on the hillside [watershed] and what appears to be driveways. I don't know how many others are built along the river in this way, but we often don't realize how rain/snow can 'trickle down' from [watershed] a thousand houses and contribute to flooding in this way. Thanks for the photos.

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    Sorry to hear about your losses Chef, If it is any consolation the honey flow after a flood is usually phenomenal.
    John B Jacob www.oldsolbees.com

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