Ok, so I have this OB hive, they have raised a queen she seems to be doing ok. After about 5 days old, now they are starting to attend to her. She has about 15 or so around her, facing her and seemingly attending to her. Does this mean that she has probably taken her mating flight and now is mated? Watching her earlier today. I watched her inspecting cells, and even watched her drop her abdomen into one of them. Looked like she was laying an egg, but watched her for a good 20 mins after that and that one time was the only time she dropped in. Soooo, just wondering... Let me know of your thoughts.
Also, another question. Doesn't seem to be many drones. Will she attract other drones from other hives in the area when she mates or are they usually just from her hive??