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Old Dec 5, 2012, 2:11 PM   #1
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Default Close Look at a Wasp Hive

This is a side view showing the low ceiling of hexagon chambers held up by strong columns. This is a two story structure and the floor of the top layer is also the roof of the floor below.



This is from inside looking up at the hexagon cells.



This is a look at the structure. There are two holes used as air vents to cool and to release the heat from below. Also visible are the reinfoced spots where the columns held up the room from the lower level.



A close up view of one of the air vents.



A close up of a few of the cells which held food and larvae.



One of the creators of this incredible place who died on the job.

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G'day mate

and we humans think that we're smart 'coz we think...
What an excellent series of images > thanks mate

The 'humble' wasp &/or bee making such very strong & secure nests [homes] out of such flimsy materials etc etc > then with a presumed 100% hatching success rate certainly makes 'em very damn smart!

The 'deceased warrior' you show seems like our [Aussie's] imported European Wasp, a very unpleasant and undesired arrival, doing great damage to Australia's fruit & soft vegetable industry

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Very nice work Bynx, enjoyed viewing.

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This nest was built in a somewhat small portable BBQ on my balcony. I took a few stings over the summer but they are all gone now and the nest was empty. Its been an interesting summer watching them and getting a few pics.
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Great shots Bynx. I've never really looked that close to a beehive, thanks for sharing. The second one would make a good puzzle.
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Great shots Bynx. I've never really looked that close to a beehive, thanks for sharing. The second one would make a good puzzle.
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Natures little architects. Impressive little buggers and painful at times too. Nice work.
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