We had a pretty bad storm last night while my family and I were away from home. When we returned, I saw that the outer cover from one of my hives had been blown off the hive and was laying in the yard. That hive has a screen inner cover. I ran over, picked it up and put it back on, noticing that the bees had retreated from the top of the hive.
No bees were in sight when I replaced the outer cover. It was still drizzling at this time. I knocked on the hive and listened. Sure enough, they returned a loud buzz. I am certain that they received a good shower during the storm. It rained pretty hard with a lot of blowing wind.
I have not had any time to open the hive and check on them. Is there anything special that I should do for them? Will the hive dry out OK? I have screen bottom board and screen inner cover. It's suppose to be in the mid 80's today and then the mid 90's through next week. But more thunderstorms are forecast almost every day.
Any warnings or suggestions?