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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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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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