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  1. #1
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    Default Hurricane Sandy

    Well I am now feeling more of the effects of sandy. Previously just rain for a little over a day but the winds have started to pickup. My hives at home will be okay but the outlying hives will be a concern. I won't be able to get to them for couple days. Ants will be an issue.

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    Default Re: Hurricane Sandy

    I wish you the best!
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    Default Re: Hurricane Sandy

    Better ask Acebird how many buckets of water you are going to need to keep the hives from blowing over.
    Honey Badger Don't Care ಠ_ಠ ~=[,,_,,]:3

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    Default Re: Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by Nabber86 View Post
    Better ask Acebird how many buckets of water you are going to need to keep the hives from blowing over.
    I belive the the test is placing buckets stacked on the hood of your car and driving at the speed you feel the hurricane winds are. This method also calls for stacking lawn furniture etc. around the hives to break up the wind.

    Ssmikes be safe

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    Default Re: Hurricane Sandy

    Hope your colonies come through OK. I guess we're likely to have a little touch here too.

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    Default Re: Hurricane Sandy

    And you east coasters are afraid of earthquakes! I don't know when the next EQ will hit, but the hurricanes come back every year it seems for you guys.

    I do wish everyone on the east coast a safe out come from the hurricanes, I cringe every time I see one forming on the tv.

    For you Florida beekeepers, how do you prepare for the canes, I mean you almost have to load up and head north or just wish for the best I suppose?

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    Default Re: Hurricane Sandy

    I just have a few hive and haven't had a major hurricane hit while I've had them. I would probably move them inland a little maybe screw the lids down.

    People that depepend on beekeeping for a living might have a better plan.

    My hurricane plans involve loading up the family our dog and an INCH bag to include the insurance policy. We take two vehicles in case of problems and leave early.
    That's what's important everything else is just stuff.
    My wife has a couple of boxes photos etc. she likes to take.

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    Default Re: Hurricane Sandy

    Well the weather folks seem to think Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs for this one.

    Last year, Tropical Storm Lee was bad for us here with flooding.
    I spent two days (thurs and fri) on pump details with the fire dept and two additional days on a backhoe cleaning up at our place.

    Tomorrow we are filling the spare gas cans for the generator and stocking up on food supplies.

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    Default Re: Hurricane Sandy

    We took a direct hit from Hurricane Isaac this year and suprisingly all my hives made it through without problems. They were all pretty full of honey. I did have some problems with ants, but mainly just on the outside of the hives trying to get out the water.

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