On Wednesday afternoon (27th of April 2016) local beekeepers responded quickly when alerted to a fallen tree that contained a large colony of bees close to one of the riverside walks in Nairn. More information in the video made by the rescuers themselves.
Like many other river walkers this observer has walked past that tree thousands of times and was unaware of the presence of bees. Ann and her colleagues had been monitoring the bees however and now they are happily settled in their new home.
This just goes to show that wildlife makes just as much use of the dead and decaying trees as the live ones and they have their place in the wonderful ecosystem that we enjoy along the riverside. Well done the Nairnshire beekeepers!