Good job. You ready to give them a frame of eggs? Might be good if you didn't get queenBailey.
Did you see any eggs or any day old larva. If You did, they should be able to make a Q.
What a neat hole. How did you know where the colony was?It's a shame the tree will be going. You could add a little verandah and it would make a nice perch for a koala or whatever.Lone
You could have shaped that tree into a "tiki head" and really made a statement!Scott