I have one under performing queen that I am going to replace. I would like to replace her with a BeeWeaver queen, but they will not be available until late May or the first of June. There are other queens available now. So I could get an Italian Queen from Rweaver Apiaries over night, or I could pinch this queen and let the bees make their own queen. My question is: If they make their own queen, how long will it be before the queen is laying vs how long will it be before a purchased, mated queen is laying. I realize that in both cases the queen may take a bit longer than the programmed time to really set in a become a reliable layer. I do not have flow going at this time, and we not have a spring flow due to our continued drought.