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Perhaps this is a tropical wasp. Can you identify it? Is it artificial?

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    $\begingroup$ What is your location? Also, what makes you think that this is a wasp nest? $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist May 10 '17 at 12:50
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, I dont know where it's from: I was researching animal nests, and I found the pic on a random trivia page. Then I searched google images, there are only 3-4 HD copies of the photo and I couldn't find the origin of it. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible May 10 '17 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ FYI this appears to have originated from reddit user Crabcaked from this reddit post. I added more pictures to your question here from that post $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist May 10 '17 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ I do not believe that this is a wasp nest. What makes you think that this nest belongs specifically to a wasp species? $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist May 10 '17 at 15:52
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    $\begingroup$ awesome, well spotted. I thought that reddit was joke website. I wrote that it was a wasp because the web page was called "strange places to find a wasp nest" and had household objects surrounded by nests and things. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible May 10 '17 at 17:41
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This is likely a honeycomb created by some species of honey bee.

A beekeeper (Jessie Brown) from New Mexico shared to her blog the following photos of a "free form" bee hive some of her bees created:

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Photo credit: Nina Dubois

In that instance (as well as the one mentioned here and pictured below), the beekeeper moved some "burr comb" to a new location and the bees used that moved remnant piece to build a mound-like comb.

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Photo credit: Phillip Cairns

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    $\begingroup$ That is pretty amazing. Great answer! $\endgroup$ – AlexDeLarge May 10 '17 at 16:16

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