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Huge beehive discovered up a tree in China


Posted on Monday, 5 October, 2015 | Comment icon 20 comments

It is unusual to find a beehive this large. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Hola Mundo
An enormous hive measuring 1.5 meters across and weighing over 40kg has been found at the top of a tree.
According to local news reports the impressive structure was discovered by a man named Wu who had been out gathering mushrooms in the wilds of China's Hunan Province.

After using smoke to clear away the bees the intrepid mushroom-picker and two of his friends managed to recover the enormous honeycomb before selling it on to a wealthy businessman.
More details of the find, including a photograph of the hive, can be found below.

Gigantic honeycomb found in Hunan This weird, mesmerizing yellow sphere is actually a huge #honeycomb – accidentally...

Posted by CCTVNews on Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Source: Rocketnews24.com | Comments (20)


Tags: Bees, Hive


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by ouija ouija on 6 October, 2015, 16:41
Worrying about the bees over your bucket of KFC! Vegan
Comment icon #12 Posted by theotherguy on 6 October, 2015, 18:23
I see the bird and bunny people are having a field day with this. Our hominid ancestors began stealing honey soon after mastering fire. Nothing could be more natural for humans to do than what these men did. The Honeybird of Sub Saharan Africa knows instinctively to lead humans to beehives for the chance of a share of that bounty of nature. I don't really have a problem with taking down the beehive. My beef here is that he then sold it, instead of, say, relocating it, or destroying it. The bees can build a new one, and they tend to be impermanent anyway. Now I'm starting to confuse myself. If ... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by theotherguy on 6 October, 2015, 18:42
Okay, so after a bit of research, I don't believe this guy did anything illegal. I retract my previous accusation of poaching. The bees will survive, and a collector has some new piece of natural art. Something about this is still itching at the back of my brain, though.
Comment icon #14 Posted by freetoroam on 6 October, 2015, 20:17
Wow thats big. There is a pretty big bee hive in a tree in our woods, but the bees have gone. we have not touched the hive, its now part of the woods. we have no idea if the bees have moved on or died off. this man should not have removed or touched anything while the bees were still there.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Nzo on 7 October, 2015, 1:44
What is wrong with people that they cannot view things and leave things alone? Greed, stupidity, ignorance(by choice)? People are truly and in every way similar to parasites on this planet. Should have left the beehive alone. Disgusting parasitic people.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Myles on 7 October, 2015, 3:11
What is wrong with people that they cannot view things and leave things alone? Greed, stupidity, ignorance(by choice)? People are truly and in every way similar to parasites on this planet. Should have left the beehive alone. Disgusting parasitic people. I disagree. I destroy a couple hornets nests each year. I don't want them to get big enough to harm my daughters when they mow the yard. I usually wait until the weather gets cold.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Saitung on 25 October, 2015, 7:37
No wonder earth is in such trouble and money-grubbing China especially. With the trouble China is in with no bees and needed pollination, one would think they would create a bee farm. Use those bees to repopulate and strengthen the country's vanishing bees. But Nooooo, lets sell the honey and DESTROY the only FRICKIN natural bee hive China has seen in a decade. To make such a valuable find, and the only thing they can think to do is to SELL it and make a profit? Really? Is there such a thing as a person being able to RE-nouce themselves from the human population? Anyone know? Anyone?
Comment icon #18 Posted by Saitung on 25 October, 2015, 7:48
I see the bird and bunny people are having a field day with this. Our hominid ancestors began stealing honey soon after mastering fire. Nothing could be more natural for humans to do than what these men did. The Honeybird of Sub Saharan Africa knows instinctively to lead humans to beehives for the chance of a share of that bounty of nature. While that is true of the Honeybird, I am sure the bird is way smarter than man. For instance, it in no way ever intends for humans to DESTROY the bee hive it leads humans to. It only wants what it can survive on. Only mankind is stupid enough to DESTROY ou... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by Flashbangwallop on 25 October, 2015, 8:55
Yeah, that's the trouble with just having a brain and the difference in having an educated brain. However it's human nature to take the easy way out a lot of the time in order to make a quick yen.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Hammerclaw on 25 October, 2015, 16:21
While that is true of the Honeybird, I am sure the bird is way smarter than man. For instance, it in no way ever intends for humans to DESTROY the bee hive it leads humans to. It only wants what it can survive on. Only mankind is stupid enough to DESTROY our own food sources and said environments our food stuffs need to exist. For instance; Japan has enough frozen tuna on tap in vast freezers that they can feed Japan for TEN years after all the worlds Tuna disappears. Heck, just look at one of the other new articles on this web site. We are now moving to grow our future meat stuffs in a lab. O... [More]


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