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    Default Storms in Kentucky

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    Lots of storms last night in Kentucky. One of my yards had several tops blown off and one single deep hive blown over. Those tops are so heavy, I had never had them blow off before. Three of them had the jar feeder holes that were open for ventilation. They likely got a lot of rain inside. Temps tonight forcasted to be in the low 20's. Hopefully they will be O.K.

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    Default Re: Storms in Kentucky

    I just went out and put an extra brick on some of my hives as we are supposed to start getting strong winds tonight as the cold front comes in. A cover blown off in warm weather isn't bad, but one blown off in the 20's is a whole different thing. John

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    jmgi.. Yea, I should have put a weight on them, but, those tops are so heavy I had never had a problem before. I always put a weight on the fiberglass tops as they are prone to blow off, but, not these tops.

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    Sure hate to see stuff like that Cleo, hope you can get it straightened out with minimal damage. The same line of storms you got came threw here as well. I hope my hives are all in tact I'm planning on checking them in the morning, I've got cinder blocks on most of mine with bricks on a few. You always think its overkill till the bad stuff happens.
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    Default Re: Storms in Kentucky

    That's a bummer Cleo. Will you leave the upside down one until better weather or have you uprighted it already?
    Whenever I see bad weather, really bad like you experienced and what happened in Georgia (today?) with that huge tornado, I wonder how the beehives of the bee source members here are doing. And that horrible cold spell up north, yikes.
    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
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    Default Re: Storms in Kentucky

    Cleo, I have several very heavy tops pretty much just like yours, and I've had them blow off before, but this is WY, not KY! Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I hope the bees will be okay.

    There seems to be a lack of snow there . Is it made up for in rain, or are you short of moisture there like we are out here?

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