We have had some interesting removals through April from numerous situations such as walls, chimneys, and roofs. All have been fairly successful with only the one colony not having a surviving queen. Where this situation arises we either unite with a smaller colony that is already in quarantine or we offer a frame of eggs and larvae from a quarantined colony providing the removed colony has sufficient number of bees to cope with the rearing of a new queen and subsequent brood. We do not use any stock from our healthy production colonies from our out apiaries sited across the whole of Staffordshire. This is to help reduce the spread of any potential disease issues from the newly removed colonies to another area.