California's severe drought has caused devastating fire conditions throughout the state; destroying homes, wildlife, and honey bees. On Friday evening (July 22nd) we were able to rescue our bees just in time. We moved two of our apiaries (140 hives) from above Dillon Divide. This is what it looked like when we moved out of the hills before the fire went through the canyon. It was hot as a furnace. By the time we had the bees loaded that fire was halfway down the hill. The wind was blowing and it was snowing white ash when we got the truck out of there. We brought our bees home to Little Tujunga Canyon where we pray they remain safe. We hope we never have to do this again.
We would like to thank everyone for your concern, best wishes, offers of help, and prayers this weekend.
Bill and Clyde