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Offline psbeekeeper

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Split time
« on: June 13, 2011, 09:07:10 AM »
When you make a split, how long should it be until your have a laying queen?  Wheather if it were raining a couple of days or not?  4 weeks?  5 weeks?

Offline mwiehn

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Re: Split time
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 04:58:09 PM »
If you let the splits raise their own queens you should have a mated queen sometime between two to three weeks. I usually go by the rule of thumb of roughly three weeks before you start seeing eggs. Some queens are faster, others take a little longer, but in about three weeks you should be able to either see her or see evidence of her laying.

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Re: Split time
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 09:24:19 AM »
From the time you make them queenless it will be between three and four weeks.

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Re: Split time
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 12:33:36 PM »
From the time you make them queenless it will be between three and four weeks.

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