I never noticed these pussy willows before this year. A little group of them is growing in the ditch along our road - in a wet spot, of course. And this year they were covered with bees.
We're still waiting on our new ones [all three of our hives died in the cold this year], so the bees that covered these bushes belong to the swarm that absconded or to the neighbors. We have two neighbors within a mile or so who have bees now.
I want more of these bushes, so I cut a bunch of twigs and put them in a jar of water to root. Now, I just have to find a good damp spot to stick them once they root....and that shouldn't be too hard around here.