Remote ESPhome sensor

Im working on a heat pump zone controller and have several thermostat climate controllers running on an ESP8266 relay board. My sensors are BLE devices and are being read by a seperate ESP32 feeding into home assistant and being read by the homeassistant sensor component. This is working but I would love to simplify the setup a little and have the ESP8266 read the sensor values directly from the ESP32.

Is there a way to have ESPhome read sensor values from a remote ESP32? I was thinking a web API or something? cant find anything about this in the documentation.

Thanks all!
Regards, Mike

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