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Tropical Systems and Bees
« on: June 19, 2017, 09:51:49 AM »
Being near the coast and seeing teh weather forecast we might have a tropical system soon. Anyone know how to protect your hives when facing a situation like this?

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Re: Tropical Systems and Bees
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 02:37:36 PM »
Strap boxes together with metal/plastic strapping or ratchet strap then tie down to large bessa/cinder bricks/blocks or any other suitably heavy object using trucky knot doing a single loop around entire hive in both side directions and if you feel the need fwd to aft. That is what I'd do or simply a heavy object on top or sides and tied down. Either way strap the hive boxes together so if it were to tip it will not be busted open.
Hope they come through in one piece.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 05:22:53 PM »
Strap boxes together with metal/plastic strapping or ratchet strap then tie down to large bessa/cinder bricks/blocks or any other suitably heavy object using trucky knot doing a single loop around entire hive in both side directions and if you feel the need fwd to aft. That is what I'd do or simply a heavy object on top or sides and tied down. Either way strap the hive boxes together so if it were to tip it will not be busted open.
Hope they come through in one piece.

Lets hope the storm does not get to strong and does not come this way.

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Re: Tropical Systems and Bees
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 12:40:54 AM »
Wallace,
I put ratchet straps around each hive and an anchor in the ground at the end of each row of hives. I use a second strap to hold the hives down using the anchors. The hives have to be move together or a long board must be placed under the strap.
Make sure your bees are not in a flood zone.
Jim
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 01:55:10 PM »
Wallace,
I put ratchet straps around each hive and an anchor in the ground at the end of each row of hives. I use a second strap to hold the hives down using the anchors. The hives have to be move together or a long board must be placed under the strap.
Make sure your bees are not in a flood zone.
Jim

Thanks. We are ok from floods. We are on top of the hill. This has been a non event as far as wind but it has rained for the better part of 3 weeks.

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 09:15:55 AM »
bw, I was looking at my electronic rain gauge and it says we have got over 50" this year already.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 09:38:46 AM »
bw, I was looking at my electronic rain gauge and it says we have got over 50" this year already.

I don't doubt it. For the past 3 weeks it has rained all but a day or so and probably will not rain today but we have an 80% chance for tomorrow. My garden is taking a huge hit because of all the moisture.

Another person told me that someone who keeps up with the rain said we have had over 40 inches and that was on Father's day before the storm moved in.

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« Reply #7 on: Today at 08:32:13 AM »
I see stuff dying and I can look and just about guess "wet feet". This includes weeds.
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 09:48:06 AM »
Yep. I lost so many tomatoes because of the rain. We got one more day of no rain hopefully before it starts again. Hopefully I can get to my honey by then.