Rain - rain - rain - and more rain. As a farmer we never complain about getting rain, but we have been having floods here in NW Arkansas. I am really starting to worry about my bees. It seems like they can't get more than a few days to be able to get out and forage. They have been cooped up in their hives since yesterday when the storm came through that got Joplin, and we have had rain ever since, and more expected. Our creek has/is too high and our low-water crossing is gone...again. So the county has to come out and repair it for the 22nd time! (We have kept track) It took down a huge walnut tree close to my hives - I am surprised it didn't blow them over last night - that was the first thing I did this morning before I went to school was to make sure they were still standing. But when do I need to act as to feeding my bees or if I even should? They were strong hives and I really feel that they have put enough nectar in there to get them through some rainy days. I haven't had a decent day to get into my hives since I last checked them - just to peek as to if they started on the supers because they had the deeps pretty full. I know one thing - when they do get out, they will be grouchy! and I am staying away for a while.