I split one of my hives a couple of months ago, placed in a new Queen, she was doing great, new hive building strong a healthy, then the rain started to set in. I decided to move the hives [only 4] to about 40 Km. away, got them all settled in, then the rain started to get fair dinkum, checked them once or twice, last week strapped them down just in case Yasi came along, the week before they had been through a bit of a rough trot, cyclone Anthony stirred thing up a bit, Yasi came along but missed us here in Mackay, anyway the day before yesterday I was able to get out and have a look. I noticed the split hive, now with I half & one full super on, was not all that active, I went back today, ripped the lid off, looked down in the brood box to see if there was any brood, some, but not a lot, then I came across this young queen, apparently her Mum had heard that a bloke called Yasi was heading her way and decided to fly the coop, she exited out the back door and headed for higher ground with 40 thousand horsemen, or should that be horsewomen ,then again it could be horse persons, all the same whatever ya want to call them they done the bunk……… Ok, now comes the big question, When does the new Queen start laying? before Mum takes off, of after mum gone and she is now the new boss. Or was I looking at a egg laying worker with a pointed bum, as she was only fairly small compared to the old queen… Cheers Lek.