700 Beehives Struck Down by Flood-Swollen Bulgarian River

Society » ENVIRONMENT | February 15, 2012, Wednesday // 16:22| Views: | Comments: 8
Bulgaria: 700 Beehives Struck Down by Flood-Swollen Bulgarian River The flood-swollen Maritsa River has swept away some 700 beehives in southern Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES

Some 700 beehives were swept away by the swollen Maritsa River last week, according to Toshko Todorov from the district office of the Bulgarian Beekeeping Union.

The alarm was raised by beekeepers from the southern Bulgarian town of Svilengrad.

After talks with Haskovo District Governor Irena Uzunova, the beekeepers had been advised to file applications with the Svilengrad Municipality, where a special commission featuring a representative of the Agriculture Ministry would evaluate the damages caused by last week's flooding, Todorov said Wednesday, as cited by news portal haskovo.info.

Apart from the massive flooding which hit southern Bulgaria last week, the prolonged winter season and the low temperatures are also extremely unfavorable for bee families.

This has caused bee keepers to predict high bee mortality at the end of the winter.

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Naso - 17 Feb 2012 // 04:46:31

Misspelling Correction
I Hate teh MS auto spelling

“Love the Bees” Yane, love the bees.

Without Healthy Bees Yane, humanity is in BIG TREBLE.

“Love Bulgaria” just 1%++

Naso - 17 Feb 2012 // 04:42:36

“Love the Bees” Yane, love the bees.

Without Healthy Bees Yane, Humanity is in BIG TREADLE.

“Love Bulgaria” just 1%++

Yane - 16 Feb 2012 // 20:04:28

Poor bees! :(

Naso - 16 Feb 2012 // 04:22:03

They are alive Ivanko, the bees are fully alive in Bulgaria.

The Bees are very energy efficient creatures, they are now in a state of winter deep sleep, but alive, they are just resting in winter time.

Disturbing the Bees in the winter time is a very disastrous thing. In the spring the Bees may misbehave and that can be a drama for Bulgaria agriculture and urban areas may experience the consistences of that, if the “Love Bulgaria”concept is ignored.

"Love Bulgaria" mision in motion ++ & --> :)

Naso - 16 Feb 2012 // 04:07:12

Just for the record,

As a recognised member of the global “Anonymous Utopian” society, we do not need drags of any kind to be happy.

So, “Love Bulgaria” Mission in Motion and, you will get more and more adrenalin flow for free of charge.

All what you have to do is just get your (1%) in the “Love” positive side.

It is away wise, prudent and practicable to “Love Bulgaria” just 1%++

It is recommended that you practice switching to “Love Bulgaria” Mission in Motion orientation in anonymous way. While trusting no one including yourself. Until you get the actual and factual miserable positive charge.

Good luck and do not forget to take care of the Beehives.

Whatever happens to the Bulgarians Bees, is affecting all Bulgaria and the rest of the Balkans.

Good luck and

Al - 15 Feb 2012 // 19:05:37


You're a nice guy.

I enjoy your "Love Bulgaria" mission.

But please follow the advise below:

Time for lithium and maybe a bit benzodiazepine.

Just my two stotinki

Ivanko - 15 Feb 2012 // 18:53:01

How can bees die if they are not alive yet?

Naso - 15 Feb 2012 // 16:39:12

“bee keepers predict high bee mortality at the end of the winter. “

That is a very serious issue.
No bees --> no pollination --> no plants growth --> no food
Real ecological disaster.

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