I found this hive on our building. Is it a beehive, if so what kind is it?
It's hard to say from the picture, but my guess would be hornets or yellow jackets. Is it an active hive?
That looks really neat, so perfectly round!
As far as I know it is an active nest. I just noticed it today. Never saw it b4, and this is only the 2nd summer...
I find binoculars or camera with powerful lens handy for observing something that I can't or don't want to get too close too. If you can get a good look at the occupants, there are some good photos and descriptions on wikipedia.
It's not honey bees.