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I have 2 nuc hives that the queens just hatched this past week (June 15). i was just wondering how long it normally takes for her to get mated and start laying?
 

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Re: How long does it take for a virgin queen to start laying

If you go to the top of the page you can change the dates to suit your needs.
 

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Re: How long does it take for a virgin queen to start laying

Longer than you think. About the time you have given up and want to add more eggs she will surprise you. I think 3 weeks was my average last summer
 
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