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A theoretical question:

I place a frame with eggs in a hive, trying to get it to requeen, and say the bees in that hive choose to ignore it.
If I come back in a week to check, is it possible that the eggs I see could be the ones on the frame I put in earlier and actually be a week old?
How long will an egg last? (not asking how long it would remain viable) What would become of an egg after 3 days if it is not fed?
 

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The eggs would have hatched and if unattended, the larvae would have died and dried up. As Iddee said, the workers would have cleaned out the dead larvae. Neglect will not slow down the three-day till hatching period of the eggs in a normal hive.
 
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