hehe, knots Im having flashbacks from my old Navy Days..on a lighter note here is a post I posted on another topic,, AFter going through several hurricaines I can tell you, alot of the nervousness is you..the bees already are working on taking care of thier house and dont think they are worrying to much
Heres a repost...
I have been through several hurricanes with winds ranging from 75-105 MPH, Out of the 10 hives I run and access to several hundred, I have only lost 1 top cover and seen 2 hives out of all of them get damaged from the storm. The real danger is the rain/flooding and debris. Pick up things around your yard and your neighbors and you should be set. I was thinking about tieing my hives down but an old beekeeper that has been around for 60 years told me not to worry, The hives will be fine..AFter biting my nails leading up to the storm and then during the storm I wont lie, I lost some sleep. But when its over I went out side and to my suprise only lost 1 top during 1 storm and none on the other.
The bees will sense the drop in pressure and start propolising down the hive. AS long as you did not go into the hives with in the last few days you will be fine. IF you are in a flood area,.,,close the lower entrence with a reducer make a temp upper and let the bees glue it all down. You can also get some sand bags and place around your hives..This will give you several inches of breathing room for flooding.
Good luck up there