We're thinking about re-thinking the platform. The hives were each on two single cinder blocks - maybe taller (2 cinder blocks high) next year and maybe not so close to the creek.
tillie, thanks for your eloquent writing on your blog. Sorry for your loss. I think that Planning for that 100 year flood makes sense.
Linda just basically said she lost her hives to a flood....bummer. a relevant post for this form about hive location etc. That's how we learn. Some others decided that it was a trauma to end all traumas and launched a big pity party. I called you out on it because it is NOT. It's just another day of beekeeping and another experience we can all learn from.
Mason, did you ever have a dog that got poisoned, or lose a bunch of chickens (that you knew by name) to coyote, or have geese killed by owls, or sheep killed by dogs, or ducks killed by a pair of foxes, or a cat run over by a car?
That was part of growing up with my kids and family. Yes, we didn't lose a child, but we still had some losses that we had to get over.