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Living close to the ocean has it's ups and downs. With the current storm getting close, I was curious on how people with top bar hives weather bad storms. Input is welcome. :)
 

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Tie down straps connected to cinder blocks. some leg designs are more stable than others. If you have yours on grass/dirt you could pound some 2x2's or metal fence "posts" in on either side and connect them with a strap. 2 per side connected would be pretty strong i'd think? look about $5 each from home depot

 

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The problem with just putting things on top is that top bars tend to be top heavy anyway.. so adding weight to the top may not work.. that's why i think strapping them down to heavy things low would work well.
 

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This has been tested on gusts up to 80 mph.
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You could use two straps and four anchors and lower the hive to 6 inches off of the ground.
 
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