This colony's Q started laying in the super above the brood box. I had removed the QX for the winter. When I found all stages of brood in 3 drawn worker comb on that first inspection I moved all the bees into the brood box and offered a prayer to that Great Beemaster in the sky - who turned out not to be listening at the time. Next inspection this is what I found in the super. Not impressed so I paid a visit to their next-door neighbour the "Silver" hive whose Q is laying very well.
They kindly gifted a lovely comb of eggs and young larvae. Let's see what the "Stone" colony will do with it! The pale patch is larvae.
Bye for now QBzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz