Got a call yesterday from a friend knocking down dead trees with a backhoe. "Bees everywhere ! Do You want them ?" It was a large oak tree, the cavity was about 12 inches in diameter and busted open. It was all exposed to the weather. It was 70 degrees yesterday but winter storm forcast for today. All the comb was busted loose from the top and sides of the cavity. Lots of squished bees. I cut and banded as much comb as I could into frames, put them in a hive and left it on the tree trunk, next to the cavity. I left it there overnight and will go get it this morning.It's likely that the queen was killed, but maybe not. Spring will tell. This is the third bee tree I've salvaged this fall. All close to home. (3 to 8 miles) I guess there are still feral bees around.