I don't think we should assume that bees weren't saved. Even after what reporters reported. I have been to a roll over, once. We cut the straps and removed the net as much as possible and took hives and pallets apart and reassembled them as best we could so they could be reloaded once the truck was righted. It's a big job, but it's doable.What a huge loss for the hive owner and a shame for the bees, not to mention the driver and passengers who were badly stung. I wonder if the owner is a member here?
It looks like alot of the hives tipped over mostly intact. If the workers could have righted them, they would have been fine and could be saved. Such cool thinking and methodical work would be in short supply with 450 hives tipped over in a busy public location, though.