Honeycomb Hullabaloo

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This honeycomb in a live oak in front of City Hall is causing quite the stir. First, it’s comb without being contained it a hive, and second, it’s over Second Street and hasn’t been noticed until now.

Robert Beard, at right with Mayor Lee Posey, is an inspector for the street, and also a beekeeper. He said bees are usually dormant this time of year and their cycle is weather driven. One interesting fact about bees is even while dormant, they will leave the honeycomb to – umm, relieve themselves.

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“They don’t defecate in the hive or comb,” he said.

“They’re very clean.” Beard said similar honeycombs have been spotted throughout this area of the city and in City Park