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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2008, 02:58:06 PM »
We are having quite the rain storm here...so far I still have power, it is dark outside...went out to the hive to fortify the little makeshift roof I made...poor little things are stuck inside today...boo hoo

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2008, 03:44:36 PM »
So far I still have power. The winds are tremendous so I expect the power will go out at any time.The power is out right now in many parts of Sacramento.  Right now I am more worried for me than the bees. There are branches coming down and hitting the sides of my house and I have a house that is mostly windows.

Thinking positive thoughts and staying upbeat, so far.

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2008, 10:31:20 PM »
Power is out for me. My neighbor had a tree crash through her fence from the winds and part of my fence in the back fell over. Luckily my hives have windbrakes around them, but I think they are dead anyways. :'(

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2008, 10:40:51 PM »
The winds have died down now. Just rain. I think the worst is over. Many outages around here, but I remained with electricity and did not notice any damage.

I am sorry for the people without power and lots of damage.

Casimir, why do you think your bees are dead???

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2008, 10:44:06 PM »
Brian,
Did you lose any of the hives that went over? Good luck, wishing the best for all of you out west.

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2008, 10:46:18 PM »
I'm in LA and it is raining like hek right now really raining.
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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2008, 10:48:21 PM »
Brian says we have more storms coming this way. Hope they are not like this one.

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2008, 12:15:21 AM »
But it never rains in California

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2008, 06:17:46 AM »
A million people without power in northern California and now interstate 80 is closed. Luckily I got power back a few hours ago (my previous post was done at a friends house.)
Annette, I believe that my bees are dead because both of my colonies populations have declined dramatically recently and I fear that the are both dead. I will have to check them after the storm. Here is a link when I asked for help when one colony suddenly declined.
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=12359.msg84311#msg84311 (both of my hives population have now gone down.)

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2008, 10:48:08 AM »
Holy Moses that was one crazy a** storm!  Today will be clean up...I am grateful that no trees came down on my property...criminy sakes alive!

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2008, 01:40:56 PM »
I was truly lucky. Hardly any damage beyond downed branches. Power remained on throughout, although much of Placerville was without. My home sits in a sort of valley with mountains around and I believe that is why I did not get hit that hard.

The bees are in a different place on top of a high knoll where they had much damage to trees. They are, of course, fine.

Hope all is well for everyone.
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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2008, 03:43:50 PM »
Glad to hear everything is OK. It is amazing to see what a little wind will do :shock:

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2008, 04:11:04 PM »
No damage to my hive or bees, had a few limbs down but nothing near the bees.  The next one is supposed to be here this afternoon, less wind more rain. 

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2008, 07:57:28 PM »
You all in a mud slide area?

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2008, 08:07:29 PM »
I am not in an area like that. That is several miles up the road where they always have mud slides.

Thanks for asking
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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2008, 08:09:34 PM »
i'm glad to hear all of you are well!  that must have been frightening for everyone involved.

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2008, 08:17:13 PM »
Sorry I am late in responding. It looks like you have gotten some good advice. I will say that for hurricanes I use aircraft cables and soil anchors. I then bolt the cables to the ground anchors and the hives. I use plumbing straps and wrap that around the hives. My hives are pretty secure that way.

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2008, 08:19:26 PM »
I saw how you did this on some photos you posted. I just did not know if I had to go that far in protecting them.

Thanks for the good wishes
Annette

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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2008, 08:35:55 PM »
Annette's hometown team wins:  :-D

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Storm: 0


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Re: Big Storm coming - Need Answers Quick
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2008, 09:47:20 PM »
But it never rains in California

It pours

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