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Offline annette

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Re: Caught Some Fish, Caught Some Bees---May, 2009
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2009, 12:30:23 AM »
Oops silly me.  Yes those boats meeting there is the annual fish killing. Well I thought it was the fish catching but perhaps it is the fish killing as well.

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Re: Caught Some Fish, Caught Some Bees---May, 2009
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2009, 09:24:03 AM »
Yes, they sure do not turn them loose in the river again. They used to toss them into a big hole and bury them. Now that they are paying for the fish (at the processing plant) I suppose there will be a lot more people catching them.

The rivers here are flooding my parents out of their home and I lost some hives that I had placed near a levee. I could not see the white from the hives at all last night, so they are gone. I have been busy sandbagging and helping my parents move to higher ground.

I was supposed to do a trapout this morning, but now I am needed sandbagging and moving things from my parent's house. The river is not going to crest for some time yet and there are fish in their front yard.

Brenda

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Re: Caught Some Fish, Caught Some Bees---May, 2009
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2009, 12:39:14 PM »
Oh Brenda, that is a saddening thing.  I wish you and your parents well, I hope that things settle down with the water, my thoughts are there.  Have a great day, keepin' that chin up, try to find the bright side....health.  Cindi
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Re: Caught Some Fish, Caught Some Bees---May, 2009
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2009, 02:39:44 PM »
Brenda, I'm very sorry to hear of your parent's house and all of the flooding. I had to go through it after Katrina hit, so I can sympathize with you on this.

Best of luck to you and yours, y'all please keep safe.


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Re: Caught Some Fish, Caught Some Bees---May, 2009
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2009, 04:02:32 PM »
Cindi,

The bright side of the flooding is that my house is still on dry land and I had a lot of fun bowfishing! The river is slowly going back down, but has been over flood level since Feb. This is the longest that it has been above floodstage that I can remember...or about anyone else it seems.

JP,

I hauled in water and supplies after Katrina hit; same whem Andrew hit Florida.
I stayed with some friends in La. and helped them pick up and rebuild again.

Thank you all for the kind words and support. The mosquito population is now getting a great start! I tought they were going to eat me up alive last night.

No word on the state of my flooded hives, nor has anyone even seen anything of them yet. I was hoping that they did not float away, but I cannot see anything white where they should be.

I also have a few questions about reusing flooded supers and hive bodies....it is okay to reuse them? I was wondering about contamination, molds, etc. I know that I will have to toss all of the frames, but I kind of would like to keep the hive bodies and supers if I could....most were new this year.

Brenda

 

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