Top-bar hive flipped over by the wind! (January 8th, Wake Forest, NC)
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    Default Top-bar hive flipped over by the wind! (January 8th, Wake Forest, NC)

    Hello. One of our Top-bar hives were flipped over by the wind recently. Here are two videos of them. I hope they survive this and the winter!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3FBDEuA0dw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u4p...aEGNKY&index=2

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    Default Re: Top-bar hive flipped over by the wind! (January 8th, Wake Forest, NC)

    Good strong hive with little damage. In my experience (none) they’ll do fine. But do put them back in the box.

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    Default Re: Top-bar hive flipped over by the wind! (January 8th, Wake Forest, NC)

    crazy, the winds been whipping here in the Piedmont of NC too.
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    Default Re: Top-bar hive flipped over by the wind! (January 8th, Wake Forest, NC)

    Are you sure it was the wind and not vandals? That hive looks like it should have some weight to it. It was sitting some 10" or so from the cinder blocks. The lid was still oriented properly, also upside down, and virtually under it. I would think that wind would have moved the lid first, and then the hive should have tumbled off the blocks.
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    Default Re: Top-bar hive flipped over by the wind! (January 8th, Wake Forest, NC)

    I don't know for certain. But, as ifixoldhouses said above, we did get unusual winds the night before. I did not think the winds were strong enough to flip a hive, but on the edge of a forest the winds might be channeled especially strong. I had a lot of bricks on top of the lid, a few dozen maybe, which might explain why the lid did not fly off until the whole hive flipped with it.

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