One of Yellowstone's largest and most beautiful geysers, Beehive
is centered on a symmetric, white geyserite cone, four feet high, which produces a narrow but forceful jet of water that reaches a height of up to 200 feet, accompanied by loud whooshing noises. Eruptions last for about five minutes but occur at irregular, unpredictable intervals, of half to several days. One event that in general does signal an impending eruption is activity in the adjacent Beehive's Indicator Geyser, a side channel of the main vent. Beehive lies close to the Firehole River, and is positioned directly inline with Old Faithful Lodge when viewed from the trail.
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