Tree surgeons cut down this willow on the 22nd Feb 2017. Unfortunately I wasn’t called, by a concerned resident, until the following day. It had rained very hard during the morning and I was surprised to see any bees alive when I arrived. The bees were collected and put in a nuc box. 7 days latter and much to my surprise there is a queen and she has started laying. Bees are resilient. Having the colony cut in three with a chainsaw the queen still survived……..