Beth, some of you others may remember about this time last year I reported that I built a 5 frame nuc one afternoon and as soon as I got it finished, a swarm desended onto my 5ft Leland Cypress. I could tell that they were looking for a home so I clipped the limb and dropped them in. Well, I've had a more interesting happening this spring. After I cleaned my hive bodies and arranged my hives with the frames that I thought they needed I had two hive bodies and a few frames left over. Since I didn't have room in my storeroom for the hives, I just put them out where I would put my next colony. A few weeks later, I needed to get a pattern to make a standard frame so I went to the "stored" hive. Guess what? It was about a quarter full of bees. Of course the girls had their own thoughts about where to build their comb and I had to back them up a little but they were doing well last Saturday. I have found that luck counts in lots of things and it is a real suprise when they decide to live with me. I usually have to go after them. This is my third hive this year and I've finally found the queen in one of them. I know that all three have queens because I see new larva everytime I inspect.