How soon for virgin queen to start laying?

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by hlhart2001, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. hlhart2001

    hlhart2001 New Member

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    Caught several small swarms on 5/30...I assume they are virgin queens..how soon until I would see eggs/brood? Thanks
     
  2. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    well, if they are mated queens could be little as 4 or 5 days for eggs but virgin could be a week even 2 weeks.
     

  3. ApisBees

    ApisBees Active Member

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    About 10 days for cast swarms for first eggs 14 days till you will se young brood from the hatched eggs