Everyone here knows that Florida last year was battered by Charley, Francis, Jean and Ivan, right? Well so far this year there've been Katrina (as a tropical storm) and soon to be Wilma. I know a few beekeepers in Naples, now in the direct path of the storm, who were hit last year with Charley. Anyways, I just wanted to comment with regards to that post I made in early June or late May (I don't remember.) Anyways, thanks for all the help with hurricane prep. ideas, they're comming in handy right now. The winds here are expected to be sustained at 40+ MPH and with gusts of 60 MPH. I've tied down the two hives but, we'll see how they fair with flooding and wind damage. I'll let you know after it passes.