Chadwick Holmes wrote:When I lived in Florida I regularly saw this type of hive, but with no hole.......wasn't till I moved here that I saw one in a trunk, that's not to say they don't exist down there but.....I saw 20-30 like that.
Ed Sitko wrote:Sharing this photo taken recently near Lancing Michigan
"Just thought you all might be interested in this. I discovered this in Anderson park down along the Grand River near us. If you look closely, there is a hole in the tree above the honey comb. So, maybe the hollow in the tree is full, and they moved their hive outside. But, you can see the bees between the layers of honey comb. When it warms up, the bees become more active and cover more of the comb. When it cools down, they pull up more tightly between the layers."
Beekeepers - can you offer any theories on this bee-haviour ?
Richard Winkel wrote:Sometimes honeybees make bad decisions. Nature can be a bit cruel at times like that. Watch through the winter to see what happens.
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