What kind of wind should my bee hives be OK in? For instance, we had a mild storm last night and gusts were reported at 38mph. Not sure if we got those or not. Last year we had some in the 50-60mph range (gusts not sustained).
The hives are fine after last nights storm but it got me thinking. Anyway, my hives are set on two cinder blocks (one on left/right... not two cinder blocks high, only 1). Then I have one deep (brand new hive) and on top of that is my inner cover then another deep that encloses my pale feeder, then my hive top then on top of it 1/2 a cinder block. So, right now it doesn't have a huge wind profile but what about in a few months when I have 8 deeps full of honey
... but in all seriousness, what about an average sized hive what can it really take before being blown over?