Got some mail from a woman who claimed she had bees in her compost pile. Most often up here that's wasps or bumble bees (in about equal distributions). Today she sent me a picture of the side of the compost pile and there is what looks like honeycomb sticking out of one side. It's weathered and stained but if I saw it on a branch there's no question I'd immediately label it honeycomb. Her husband went out to dig up the compost pile and backed away when "the entire thing started humming". I guess anything's possible.
Anyone seen honeybees in a compost pile before?