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Will Rompala
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I return.. to see narrowly avoided destruction.

Hello folks! I’m back from a (business) trip to Paris, France for the last week.

I received a call from Mrs. Beekeeper while over there. “We had a bad storm- and we have a huge tree down. It is INCHES from the beehive, but all is fine!”

I love Mrs. Beekeeper- she loves the girls in the hive too.

And she wasn’t kidding. It is an immense tree, about two feed around. I took a few pics with my bberry camera so you all can see it.

It really is amazing that I’m not reporting a massive catastrophe today. If you see in one of the pics, this huge tree shattered at its base, sending the entirety of it’s bulk crashing down less than a hand’s width away from the landing floor of the hive stand. No exaggeration.

To those of you who have watched the videos here, you will recognize the stump that I use as a mini table in front of the tree and the hive behind in one of the pictures below.

I have a large amount of work to do to clear the tree away, but I’m so grateful that the hive was safe. There is plenty of activity at the hive entrance and all is well. It could have been so much worse.

Will

1 comment to I return.. to see narrowly avoided destruction.

  • Far out, that was as close as you can get !! That tree must have been rotten inside and imagine the crash it made when hitting the ground !
    I have just found your blog and am enjoying reading about your experiences, down here in the Pacific my bees are tucked up in bed, waiting for spring in Aug/Sept.

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