Since early summer a square patch of overgrown grass out in the backyard hasn’t been mowed, and purposely left as a reminder: Caution beehive nestled in underground hole.

From a distance I noticed a small mound of soil as if someone had dug out the hive. Puzzled I walked closer to find the hole had doubled in size to a depth of about 8” to 10.” My guess is wildlife pilfered the nest during the night and  bit-by-bit shred the hive.

Today I’m left mystified as the backyard is fully fenced in… hmmm.

looking down into the hole

shredded pieces of hive