Well I found out first hand last night the answer to whether I ought to secure the hive against wind gust. I work third shift and when I got home this morning we had had a terrible wind storm last night. half of my barn roof is missing, several 6 inch diameter limbs are broken off the giant oak trees in my yard, some cedar tree damage and the hive I had not secured yet because I didn't have any bees in it, had the top cover blown off. My active hive has a landscape brick on it and it was still intact this morning. I'll put in a call to ALFA insurance later today and see if they can help me with the barn roof. A friend of mine who once was a beekeeper told me that ALFA didn't like beekeepers or at least when they found out he had bees, without any new claims turned in, raised his insurance premium. Guess I'm going to find out about that first hand also.