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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

World's largest bee hive found in Tasmania

Jordan Waddingham, 12-year-old boy managed to find a beehive honeycomb which is believed to be the largest in the world from a house in Launceston, Tasmania. Beehive world after his mother complaining about some European bees in their homes.
Jordan Waddingham discovered the giant wasp nest at Karoola, north east of Launceston in northern Tasmania. (Picture from: http://ab.co/1FnG8uF)
Researchers asosiate in Queen Victoria Museum Launceston, Simon Fearn said Jordan receives $ 20 or inventions. Fearn said honeycomb was very large because it is aged two years and possibly inhabited by hundreds of thousands of bees.

"Beehive one year old size can be as big as a football, but this nest could reach one cubic meter," he said recently.

"We have to go to the property in the evening when bees are not active to destroy the colony,"

"It took two days to dig a beehive it from beside the stream, and the four men to lift it out of the bush"

"European bee wasp nests are usually not able to survive through the winter, but last winter classified as mild, dry winter because last year that allows the honeycomb it can survive in the second year."

The European bees first came to the southern hemisphere in 1940 with a ride on a freight cargo sailing towards New Zealand. Queen bees are hibernating arrived in Tasmania aboard a cargo of goods in 1959, then the bees spread across Tasmania in the 60s and 70s, "said Fearn.

"In 1977 the European bees were first detected in Victoria before finally spread to New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia,"

Fearn said the bees were causing a lot of damage to agriculture, but many also eat insects such as flies and caterpillars.

Related bees build their nests in the homes of citizens, Fearn asked residents to be careful to get rid of it. "You should not approach the nest sides of this kind during the day because the bees will defend his home with a very loud,"

"Can there be more than one hundred thousand wasps in the nest of this, so we have to wait until nightfall when the wasps are not active." Fearn himself claimed to have bee stung a few times when I have to perform surgical removal or destroy the nest of bees.

A review of the literature on European bees have been identified that beehive found the boys in Tasmania is a beehive of Europe in the land of the largest ever found in the world, weighing almost 100 kg.
The huge wasp nest on display at the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston. (Picture from: http://ab.co/1FnG8uF)
This beehive will be on display at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston during the Easter holidays. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ABC NEWS]
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