Honeycomb Hullabaloo


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.

“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