Sunday, September 5, 2010

Unusual Hive

These bees (I couldn't get closer without high rubber boots, but that's what I guess they are) are swarming a fencepost at the corner. I've never seen them do this before.

Somehow wasps have managed to build a giant hive right under our noses, about 15 feet from the doorstep, without our noticing. They're not bothering anyone but maybe it's not safe to let them remain, either.

Another grey, wet day. Some local fields have been swathed, but that's about as far as things have gotten lately. I talked to a fellow in the credit union the other day who said he'd been out on his combine around Kelvington. So there remains some hope.

I'm expecting a friend for a card reading any moment so must away ....


  1. I have seen bees swarm like that. It is a new queen looking to start a new colony. When she stops to rest the others swarm around her. Watch out that she doesn't decide your house would make a good hive.
    Hope you get to dry out for awhile.

  2. Thank you for that information! We have been wondering.
    This is 3/4 of a mile from our house, so no worries there.

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  4. Wow! I'd love to see a swarm in person some day. At a safe distance that is.

  5. I admire your courage....and your photo


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