I figure it was more my fault Steve....The hive strap wasn't long enough to fit round the whole hive, so I just left it loosely under the stand. I've set a trail camera to see if he comes back...but have shut my front gates as I think that is where they come into the garden from. WE shall see..but thanks for the offer.
Well the prolonged dry spell around here has apparently brought an unwelcome repeat of hive tipping over. Two supers of part filled combs strewn about and eaten out. Found only one complete set of frames, presumably the rest underground! Not sure if the parent colony queen has survived or not.
Electric fence going back up tonight