I suppose I am forced to reply to the attacks. Yes, your hives being washed away is interesting news especially for the people who have been following the blog but it is really no big deal. The insect world is brutal. Accepting this IS moral support. What was gained from the hard work was not flooded. The knowledge remains and the wood and bees can be replaced easily. The knowledge and experience was the gain not the wood and bees.
Hey, Mason, who gives a dippy doo about the people that lost their homes and belongings that they enjoyed for years. There's millions around the world that never had them to begin with. If you are only going to feel bad for the worst off ones, then don't give a second thought to the US of a. We have it made, even with the natural disasters.
Now put that in your pipe and smoke it, and see how it makes your post sound.
Sorry, I can not affect the world but merely the people close to me. If everyone did the same people close to failing cultures abroad might not be in such a bad way. I am also not "on the pipe".
I actually have a hard time feeling sorry for New Orleanians who didn't evacuate. Years and years (like 15) before Katrina; I had cajuns telling me that when "the big one" hit, N.O. would be totally devastated or gone altogether
Katrina missed New Orleans. It actually hit 100 miles east in at Bay St. Louis MS. The people who chose to stay were just stupid. Still it is pretty sad to see people who have worked
all their lives lose EVERYTHING including things that can not be replaced like pet dogs, cats and family treasures. New Orleans is a flood risk. By your logic everyone should evacuate California and all coastal regions for that matter. Living in fear is not really living.
Linda, just get some more bees. It stinks they got flooded but it is really no big deal. All that was lost was the least thing in beekeeping....the bees and hives. Your work, the experience and achievement are not lost. I am in Atlanta. If you need some built out frames, bees or anything I may have let me know and I'll run them by but no crying.