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    Exclamation Epic Disaster

    A Peru Beekeeper's misfortune described through translation as a grass fire which moved into the hives that were too close to the ground. I looks just like a nightmare...




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    Default Re: Epic Disaster

    Looks like a Bee Apocalypse. That's too bad. I saw something like that first hand one time. They might as well let them burn because there won't really be anything salvagable.
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    Default Re: Epic Disaster

    That is just sad to see. That beek lost a lot in that fire.

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    Man, How tragic.
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    The word "epic" is so overused, I was expecting something much less than "epic". Yes, that looks fairly "epic" at least in the life of that beekeeper. Wow!

    >...the hives that were too close to the ground.

    You think they would have burned less if they were higher?
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    Default Re: Epic Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    The word "epic" is so overused, I was expecting something much less than "epic". Yes, that looks fairly "epic" at least in the life of that beekeeper. Wow!

    >...the hives that were too close to the ground.

    You think they would have burned less if they were higher?
    You're right the disaster would have been similar & if not fire lit they probably would have choked from excessive smoke... I just said that because it was in the translation & I thought maybe a 2' metal stand would have helped, it looks as though some of the hives in the pic did not light up... A true tragedy though

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    Doesn't that just hurt! Terrible!
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