a damaged hive
I have noticed a wild bee hive in an old tree in my adjoining field over the past 10 years or more.
Today I see that it has fallen down into the hollow trunk and the bees are crawling over it.
Is there any hope for them (it is below zero now) ?
Is it possible that not all of the hive has collapsed and that they will be able to soldier on in what remains?
Is it out of the question for them to construct new living quarters at such short notice and in the conditions at present?
If they just die will there be any honey in what has fallen to the bottom of the tree? (actually maybe I will give that a miss seeing as they are situated in the middle of a wild rhododendron grove which I understand gives poisonous honey....)