Hurricane season is no joke here on the coast of North Carolina. The bees know (better than most people) to stay inside when the winds get too high, but there is still danger. A powerful wind can lift the covers off of a hive. A hurricane-force wind could even knock a hive completely over.
One of the features we built into our bee yard was tie-down anchors. These are the same ones we used to tie down the greenshed.
We put one on each side of each hive, so whenever we expect a big blow, we can do this:
Okay, Sub-Tropical Storm Ana … bring it!