Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
November 23, 2014, 11:27:39 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: How long does it take a queen to start laying?  (Read 2356 times)
ajneal30
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 26

Location: High desert Nevada


« on: July 08, 2013, 10:12:59 PM »

We had a hive raise their own queen. She hatched in a bee yard full of drones. She hatched almost a month ago and has yet to lay a single egg. Is she a dud, or does she need more time?
Logged
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13859


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 09:54:28 AM »

She will be laying at the latest three weeks after she emerged or she will become a drone layer.  Are you sure you don't have some eggs and you just didn't see them?
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
sawdstmakr
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3292


Location: Jacksonville FL


« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 10:28:24 AM »

Your queen will try not mate with any of the drones from your yard. Your drones usually only fly about a kilometer from their hives. The queen will probably triple that so that she does not mate with her own bees.
If she does mate with her sons, half of the bees will bee an exact copy of the queen and the bees will remove them. The other half will be half her fathers genes and will bee allowed to developer. If it does happen, when she is laying eggs from her sons, the brood pattern will be very spotty with only half of them developing. The bees will usually supersede her.
Logged

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed.  If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."--Mark Twain
njfl
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 46

Location: Connecticut


« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 12:37:07 PM »

A month sounds like a long time.  By this time if she is going to lay, even if she started late, there should be eggs and even small larvae.  When was the last time you checked?
Logged
ajneal30
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 26

Location: High desert Nevada


« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 02:18:45 AM »

I checked the day I posted this. I checked again today and not only were there no eggs, but today the queen is also gone.
Logged
johng
House Bee
**
Online Online

Gender: Male
Posts: 106

Location: Jacksonville, Fl


« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 04:42:22 PM »

During good mating weather it can happen with in about 2 1/2weeks. A month is way too long I would be getting a new queen.
Logged
capt44
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 526


Location: Central Arkansas


WWW
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2013, 09:23:00 AM »

I use a Queen Rearing Calendar to keep up with each batch of queens.
Starting from Day 1 until the new queen begins laying is day 27.
Logged

Richard Vardaman (capt44)
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.474 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page November 17, 2014, 04:34:07 AM
anything