anonymous spotter's picture

Wild Bee Nest:?

Observed: 11th May 2010 By: anonymous spotter
Bee or Wasp Nest.jpg
Description:

Actually observed in the 1980s - posted to compare with Trevweth's hornet nest. Scanned 35mm slide.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) interacts

Comments

Ray Murphy's picture

Wild bees nest

Just a little quirk in the law. When my honey bees fly outside my property boundary, they count as being wild! So if anyone is stung by a bee, they cannot sue the beekeeper unless they are on his land with his permission.

anonymous spotter's picture

Bee Law

English statute is full of these quirks (my wife is a lawyer who once collected such things). In this case it's a wise quirk from the bee-keeper's point of view. Mind you - if the identity of the offending bee was disputed, how would they tell? A bee identity parade (since stinging is fatal in Apis, they'd have to be dead)?

DavidHowdon's picture

Outside

How common is it for bees to build their combs out in the open like this? I've only seen it once before.