Hive-building insects will nest in various places, usually in garden sheds, hollow trees, attics, abandoned buildings or vehicles, etc.
As TheBlaze notes, anywhere that is protected from the weather and undisturbed can lure such insects to build their nests.
A Reddit user who goes by CountBubs shared a photo of a strange-looking hornets' nest on the social news site.
In the description he writes: “An abandoned hornet's nest my dad found in his shed that he hadn't been in for a couple years. The head is apart of a wooden statue it fused with.”
Fellow Redditors went buzz-erk, warning that hornets can lie dormant with insects hibernating inside the nest.
“I knew someone that took a large hornet nest inside their house as decor. They found it in winter. A few days of being in the warm air they woke up. Needless to say what followed wasn’t fun for anyone,” TheCunning1 wrote.
CountBubs replied with an update, writing: “It's empty, or at least it looks to be that way... There's dead hornets all around it we tried hitting the lower part underneath the support (you can see it in the lower left half of the picture) and there was no disturbance.
“Besides, you had said they found it in the winter? Well it was very nice and warm out when we found it and plus the shed it was in hasn't been opened in at least 3 years.”