Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Good Bye Sandy

We battened down everything in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, but this being my first year with so many beehives and making sure all the animals were safe I forgot to secure the hives.  It was dark and too windy before I realized it, but with the sunrise this morning all the hives were intact.  I have situated them to be sheltered from most winds.  They are situated in the orchard and the rear lavender field in a way where they get a good amount of sun but stay sheltered form the elements.  All and all we weathered things well, no loss of electricity and no downed branches or trees.  Lucky, and next time the hives will be battened down as well.

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