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Author Topic: How long does it take a queen from swarm to start laying?  (Read 538 times)
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« on: June 13, 2009, 08:40:50 PM »

I caught a swarm 13 days ago. I checked the hive four days after and I thought I seen the queen. I checked the hive today and did not see any eggs or the queen. My eyes are not the best. I think I had a queen from a swarm last year that took three weeks to start laying. So how long
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 09:02:48 PM »

if it's a virgin, it can take forever (seems like).  last virgin queen i got took 3 weeks.  got a really nice swarm this year with a nice fat queen, but she took almost 2 weeks to get going, while another swarm queen got going right away.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 09:04:07 PM »

A mated queen on drawn out comb should lay almost immediately. Virgins need to mate, then 3-5 days afterwards if comb is available.

But then again, factors unbeknowest to us could push things back a bit such as no flow on, etc...


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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 09:08:41 PM »

you trying to tell me i have slow queens??   grin

factor in poor eyesight and weather for my area.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 09:17:13 PM »

you trying to tell me i have slow queens??   grin

factor in poor eyesight and weather for my area.

Nope, could be you were dealing with the etc...


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