Bees attract bees

In the words of William Alldis “Bees attract bees”.

Twice now this has appeared to me to be true. Once when a swarm arrived in my apiary which was not one of mine, and now it would seem that at my other apiary there is one colony in a roof space over the porch and another has found where I stack my supers and inhabited them.

Oh and in other news, I have seen eggs!! Hooray! After what seems like months I have a laying queen. “Stripes”, who hatched on my hand a little while back and has bees in the mating nuc, has been out and about her business and is now laying eggs. Now I just have to find her some larger accommodations before she does a runner from her tiny home.