Bees hiding out, avoiding drought

POSTED: Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 3:02pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- It's usually the busiest time of the year for Allen Miller but this record drought has him barely getting jobs.

"I've never had a, a sustained period of time when there was no business. It's usually just wall-to-wall, back-to-back work. But this year it has not been that way. It's been tough," said Miller.

And that lack of business started in the spring the same time as the drought.

"We did not have any rain, during the, February, March, and April. We got shorted a spring and instead of getting 500 calls, I got five," said Miller.

Miller says the bees are still alive but the fierce heat is stopping them from venturing out.

"The bees are still overloaded in their nests because they're afraid to leave. They've got water where they are and they're afraid to move because there is no water," said Miller.

But for homeowners they can breathe a sigh of relief.

"It's a break for homeowners because, I know at my home we don't have, problems with roaches and, even grasshoppers this year, we're just, they're just not out because it's so hot," said Miller. 

And like the rest of the state of Texas, Miller says he's just going to pray for rain.


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