I have one split that made a queen and one that failed to. The one that failed to make a queen I simply combined-w-another hive.
The one that made a queen was split 3 weeks ago and I saw the queen today during the first check. I'm wondering when to check again because if she doesn't start laying I still have time before the main flow to combine this hive (lots of bees still from a full deep split)-w-another for a strong colony. I suspect she will be taking mating flights or has already done so but I saw no eggs which I can generally spot fairly easily-w-the way the sunlight hits the area where the hives are.
Should I wait a week or more?