[ocba] hive prep before the storm
jeff01 at email.unc.edu
Tue Aug 23 21:48:56 EDT 2011
Also consider putting cinder blocks on top of the hives :) I usually
just put some really heavy rocks/blocks on top of the outer cover and
have never had a problem even with 40+ MPH winds.
On 8/23/11 5:10 PM, Saundra Kirven wrote:
> I have my hives sitting on cinder blocks. I was going to use the
> ratchet-type tie downs and strap the hive together so that the supers
> don't separate from the hive body. I guess you could make loops on the
> ends and use tent stakes to hold them to the ground. If the hive falls
> over, at least it's intact and not broken open.
> This is only my 2nd year, so maybe some of our more seasoned beekeepers
> have other suggestions.
> Saundra Kirven
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