Story of my life.
I just received a letter from Parks and Wildlife to advise me they are going to conduct a large prescribed burn, and my hives are going to be inches from the fire.
I live on the edge of a national park and my hives are pretty much next to the fence line, facing the park. Well they are not there yet but will be as soon as the nucs will be available later this year. I don’t have anywhere else on my property where I can safely place the hives. (I have to battle suspicious neighbours, passer byes, kangaroos, extreme sun, slopes and rocks. Lots of rocks… while keeping the kids sting free).
The fire might also destroy the tree that I was going to rely on to provide some afternoon shade for my hives in summer.
If they burn where they are saying they will burn, it means the fire will be less than a meter from the hives, though it should be only a ground grass fire.
Moving the hives is a challenge for me.
How much should I be worried?