The early morning sun was glinting off this hive, which unfortunately was so high up I couldn’t get a sharper image.
I thought it was interesting with those lobes, and wondered if that was wax, or some sort of paper nest.
From the other side, if I had approached from the direction I probably wouldn’t have noticed it.
This last image is severely cropped, and not great detail, but notice how precise the cells are–an engineering marvel!
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
August 20, 2021