Watch: Beekeeper struggles in attempt to salvage hive in murky waist high Hawke’s Bay floodwater

Severe rain that hit the Hawke's Bay today has taken it's toll on bees in man made hive.

Unfortunately the bees didn’t survive the drenching near in Eskdale. Source: Supplied

Video supplied to 1 NEWS shows two beekeepers trying to salvage the hive from murky waist deep floodwaters in Eskdale.

One beekeeper grapples with the hive in the water while the other keeps watch close by on boggy farmland.

The person who provided the video to 1 NEWS says they "got their gear back" but "unfortunately they (the bees) are all dead".