Mmmmmm ... delicious water meter honey.
I came across this extremely busy hive (bees were zooming in and out of there like it was Christmas at O'Hare) in an alley running between some businesses and homes in downtown Encinitas, CA.
Did the bees think, "Who cares if it's a cement hole in the middle of the street? It looks just like a hive! Let's do it!"?