I recently took a two week tour of China. There, on two occasions in farmers' markets, I saw a flattened basket ball shaped and sized collection of honey with larger than normal sized combs built along its upper surface. The cells seemed to be made of "paper-like" wasp nest cells. The honey in the "ball" was crystalized and had been deposited around several branches of a shrub. The crystalized honey was offered for sale in local farmer's markets and was cut off of the "ball" and weighed. I saw several regular (robber) honey bees around this unusual honey but none of the bees that might have emerged from the larger than usual cells on top. I trired to get some information from the sellers about this totally unfamiliar honey bee's nest but, unfortunately, the language barrier was too great. If anyone on the forum knows anything about this unusual bee/nest/honey, I'd appreciate hearing about it.