Nude Bee’s Hive?

I have never seen a honey bee hive in the open on a tree branch before!

I have never seen a honey bee hive in the open on a tree branch before!

This bee hive is on a tree branch, with no protection for the comb. I’ve seen bees swarming around a queen on a tree branch or on a beam extending from the side of a house, even – but never an actual hive constructed basically out in the open. Seems like a heavy rain would make these bees at least very uncomfortable, and cold weather would be fatal? Since this one is above my in-law’s home in North Texas, on Lake Arrowhead, near Wichita Falls, they won’t have long to wait for some serious temperature drops!

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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