> I am useing the Jenter box to try to raise queens. I have tried 2 hives and the queen lays in each but the eggs don't hatch. I ck back in three days to see, but nothing hatched.
Because it takes 3 1/2 to 4 days for eggs to hatch. If you confined the queen on Saturday, they eggs will hatch on Wednesday. If you confine them on Sunday, the eggs will hatch on Thursday etc.
If you want virtually all of them hatched, then confine the queen on Saturday morning and check the box on Wednesday afternoon.