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A 200 year-old oak tree fell in Jacob Smith Park in Scriven, near Knaresborough and has revealed a nest of over 6,000 honeybees.

A Nigerian tree hive in situ (2010). Constance Falk image.

A wider view of those tree trunk hives, from here

I don't know what the purpose of the straw is.

Honeybee chain. This is called 'festooning'. That is how they make the natural comb shape. Team work is sweet.

Another hive with straw on top. Must be insulation? From an Algerian FB page