Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wrapped hives and our first winter storm


The home apiary before the storm.

The home apiary after the storm.

I wrapped my hives in the begining of November, and this past Sunday the hives (and wrapping) passed their first test.

The Toledo Blade and the National Weather Service report that the strong storms that hit our area on the evening of November 17, 2013 have resulted in 3 confirmed tornadoes that struck parts of Perrysburg and Lake townships, Northwood, and Oregon. Wind gusts reached up to 125 mph.

The next morning, we went to check on our hives - as you can see from the before and after pictures above everything was fine. The wrapping withstood its first test.

The hive closest to the front in the after photo came close to being blown off the stand, so we will have to work on anchoring it this weekend.

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