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  1. #1
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    Default Hurricane Preparedness

    Does anybody have some advice on how to secure hives for high winds. We have sandy soil living only .9 of a mile from the Atlantic ocean, and so I'm not sure whether mobile home anchors would work or not.

    I have one hive that is (4) boxes high and another that's (5) high. I'm concerned that they could get blown over. I realize everything I try to do may not be sufficient, but I want to try to do all that I can do to help my bees secure their real estate. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hurricane Preparedness

    get some cinder blocks and strap all hives together then strap it to cinder blocks laying on ground. Ive used old brake rotors off my ton truck lol. we get crazy wind up here on the hill

  3. #3
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    Flesherton, Ontario, Canada
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    Default Re: Hurricane Preparedness

    Weld hooks to Rail Road rails, use chimney anchors (or custom made 3/4" steel rods) to tie the
    hives. 10' RR rails should stay on the ground even in 300-400 mph winds.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Hurricane Preparedness

    Shane,

    Thanks for the advice. Looks like we're going to get missed this time.

    I save my old rotors too. They come in handy for holding tarps down and other things. My dad taught me well - never throw things out.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Hurricane Preparedness

    af_newbie,

    Sounds like it would work to me, but I don't know where I could get those railroad rails. Do they sell them at Lowes?

  6. #6
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    Arcade,NY
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    Default Re: Hurricane Preparedness

    check with your local RR in your area. I'm sure you have the NS or CSX there. ask them if they can cut you up a couple small pieces of scrap rail they don't use anymore. get permission first before you go on any Rail property. I know I work for the CSX. RR don't like tress passers.

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    Default Railroad rails

    Ray,

    Thanks for the info. I will locate our RR office and see if I can get some.

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