Thursday, January 22, 2009

Unclassified

Have you ever seen anything like this? I guess I should explain. This is a tree across the street. After I met and made friends with Mama Squirrel, she had three sets of babies here beside my house--2 sets per season. The 4th set she had across the street in this tree. I could have stood on a step stool and I would have been able to reach inside to touch the babies. But I would not let myself...

Then last spring/summer we watched to see if she would use the tree above again, hoping she would since we had had the one she used over here cut down. We did not see her around it...then I forget who noticed, but the honeybees used it. By the end of the fall, I felt like it was full to the brim with honey. I always meant to go take a picture of the bees and just did not get around to it...for one thing I was not about to use flash so I am not sure if they would have shown up.

Now to this, I broke off a piece of it and brought it inside and put it on a plate...it melted and was mostly water I think. But it was sticky so it has to be part honey...I don't know if rain has blown in the hole, and thus making the tree so full it expanded or what. But I have never seen anything like it before and I thought I would share it with the rest of you.

13 comments:

TSannie said...

That's bizarre! I'm so glad to hear you have honeybees. That's wonderful!

don said...

A fascinating story about this bird home, now honey bee haven. I can imagine what has occurred in your picture. It's makes a provocative image and I'm sure you'll get lots of comment on this one!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, We have an empty lot next door to us---which is full of all kinds of critters and their homes. I dread the day when that lot is sold and the construction people come and clear it in order to build a home there.

I saw that happen across the street when they built a new home a couple of years ago. It's so sad to see the critters get uprooted. Nobody thinks of that!!

Love your squirrel and bee tree!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

Awesome Rose!

Mamapippa said...

Nature is so beautiful !

Leedra said...

It is unusal. Should submit it to one of bee magazines.

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Tricia said...

That's honey? OMGosh! I've never seen nor heard of anything like it!
So, the bees kicked the squirrels out? Bullies!!!
I have no idea what I would have done if I'd seen this in my yard or a neighbor's yard. That's just crazy - Cool, but crazy!!! hehehe

Tricia said...

Catchy title too!!! hehehe LoL!

dot said...

Rose, I've never seen any thing like that! I'm reading The Secret Life of Bees so that fits right in with my story. lol

Barb said...

Yikes how strange is that, neat picture though! Honey Bees are becoming few and far between, I hope they return to the tree! Be careful when the weather warms up!

MyMaracas said...

Fascinating photo. I don't know what it is, but I know someone who will. Stop by at Linda's beekeeping blog and ask her:

http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/

Sanna said...

I've never seen anything like it, thanks for sharing =)

Mary said...

That is really odd! I've never seen anything like it. I'll be curious to see if you learn anything more about it.

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