Here comes Earl

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Tia, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    It don't look good for us on the coast. Back in '99 I put cinder blocks on all my hives to keep them from blowing away. After all was said and done, it also helped to keep them from floating away!! The water came up into the hive 6" despite the fact that they're on 21" stands. How do I know? Because the girls, being the neatniks they are, cleaned out those 6" like brand new!

    Anyway, my chore for the day is to batten down everything or move it inside. Do you know how much crap I've got spread over my 5 acres that has to be secured? It's gonna be a long day! :(

    Let's all just hope it ain't too bad. :beg:
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I sure hope it passes by and does not effect you and the bees.
     

  3. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Good luck and stay safe....hope you'll not get the brunt of it!
     
  4. Iddee

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    Lock it down. Those things can get real mean, and they have no conscience.
    Hoping for a miss for you.
     
  5. beekeeperhelper

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    We'll keep our fingers crossed for you and your bees. Keep safe and dry!
     
  6. rast

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    Can't be said much better. Control what you can and then it's out of your hands.
    Been there before.
     
  7. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Thanks all for your well wishes. I've done everything I can. Now it's in the Big Guy's hands.

    I'll let you know how it comes out. . .provided the Internet holds up!
     
  8. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Thought I'd let you guys know how we did down here on the Crystal Coast. After all is said and done, it really was a non-event (thank God)! A little wind, a little rain, no flooding. I was up until 1 am worrying and watching the news/weather. That's when I finally decided we weren't getting any of it, so I went to bed. Dogs were in and
    they're big sissies, so at about 4 am, power started clicking in and out and they woke me up crying and whining. It lasted about 5 minutes and then all was well again; we all went back to sleep until 6.

    It's still raining out and there's still quite a bit of wind, but no branches down, nothing. We're sooooo lucky. The outer banks got hit pretty hard, but we're all in one piece here. The lawn furniture, plants, etc. are staying right where they are until we learn more about Gaston. . .
     
  9. rast

    rast New Member

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    Great, thank the Big Guy.
     
  10. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Glad to hear you came through it OK.

    Walt
     
  11. Iddee

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    Yep, being on your knees works for more than just weeding flowerbeds.
     
  12. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    good to hear, glad nothing happened.