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Please can someone help ID this?

Observed: 13th November 2011 By: Joe30Joe30’s reputation in InvertebratesJoe30’s reputation in Invertebrates

I assume its a Bee nest but would like confirmation. It was about the size of a deflated rugby ball and had three separate sections to iut. Hope someone can help. Thanks.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Western Honey Bee Nest (Apis mellifera) interacts


Joe30's picture


was inside the nest (luckily!)

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With a nest that exposed they wouldn't have lasted the winter, hopefulyy they set up elsewhere.

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Honeybee combs

Unusual to find combs like this out in the open. Feral colonies sometimes set up home in hollow trees or logs. Tower of Jevington Church in East Sussex used to have a colony for many years back in the 1970s and 1980s.

Richard Jones