A single storm may wash off some nectar and pollen but usually, it won't affect the crop very much. It seems to be consecutive rains that hurt the bees. A storm comes, washes off pollen and nectar, sun comes out, the plants recover, the bees find food and the rain comes again. It's that cycle that seems to create problems.
The rain is on the way this morning. I noticed last evening just before sundown Bees had absolutly coverd a flowering tree about 400 yards from the hive. It may be my imagination but they seemed almost franticly busy collecting goodies.
This morning there are none there. They must have a sense of the impending storm. Natures barometer. Too cool man.
We Live on the Cerros Peninsula In Northern Belize. There are several varieties of bees here. Tough , mean, africans to docile europeans. Easy to tell the difference. Either they are kamaksi or not I never bring psyco africans on to the peninsula .
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