I love nothing more than a good British mystery. Think of a cold winter’s night, a blazing fire, and a tad of brandy alongside the book. Perfect. But today my UK partner in crime, Christopher Wren, has come up with another kind of mystery—the beehive kind.
— Sir Winston Churchill (1939)
In today’s post at TrogTrogBee, Christopher shares photos of something odd and ominous he found in one of his hives. Head on over and see if you can figure out what it is. The pictures are fantastic, and for size reference, he has a comparison shot of his hive invader positioned alongside a honey bee queen.
But don’t read all the way down, because the answer to the mystery is near the bottom. It required the vast resources of Britain’s National Bee Unit to name the intruder.
I enjoyed reading Christopher’s account but have to admit that I couldn’t solve the puzzle either. Maybe you can.
Honey Bee Suite