Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bee Aware

The recent storms on April 29 led to a tragic loss of life and property.  The small town of Emory, TX was hit as well as several other towns in the area.  After a rough night, I went out to survey some of the damage.

 
As usual, the community shined with legions of volunteers offering help and assistance to their neighbors.  It's been a few days now and the clean up still continues.  Yesterday the focus was on my in-laws house where several trees were knocked down (but, thankfully, no one was hurt).


A few of the trees took out the back yard fence but other than that, the damage was minor.  There was one tree, however, that held an interesting surprise.  If the tree hadn't fallen then we would have never known that these little guys were living on the property:


BEES!!!  Yikes!  So what do you do when you come across a giant beehive?  We had no idea.  Fortunately, we got a recommendation for Buffalo Creek Honey Bees from Lone Oak, TX.    We were lucky they were available and ready to roll.


And of course we were there with the camera and they were kind enough to let us shoot video.  So if you've every wondered where honey comes from then click "Play"

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Snakes on a Stage

This weekend is Eagle Fest in Emory, TX and, as usual, it's packed with events.  Unfortunately our schedule didn't allow us to shoot video for the podcast or to even attend for more than an hour or two.  But we were able to stop by to catch the Snake Encounters show and here are a few pics:





Hopefully next year we'll have more time to take in the rest of the Fest including seeing some real raptors instead of just our own little birds of prey: