I started a trap out early last month. As a result I had 19 queen cells started on two frames of brood. We left one frame with the trap out and moved one of them with some of the bees to a nuc to my back yard. Technically this nuc is my daughters first hive. So it could be argued that this is my daughters first queen. the egg woudl have been laid either Aug 12th or 13th. We inspected for a laying queen today which was actually one day to early. But it was check today or wit until Monday. Patience is for doctors so we checked. Not only did we find eggs in a good pattern. We actually saw the queen. You can tell she is the daughter of my parent queen. A wonderful golden yellow. I consider my queen the best we have and am not liking the overall disposition of this feral hive. So I am anxious for this new lady to replace them with her own brood. Mainly I am just tickled to death. the last week has had a lot of anxiety associated with it. waiting and hoping for the best, knowing we are pushing it as far as the lateness of the season. My gut tells me that we barely have enough time and I run a pretty good record with my gut. Anyway I wanted to just share this milestone in our beekeeping story. We didn't have a camera with us so I hope to get a picture of her sometime in the future. first time never happens again. I also suspect that if I really get into bees in a serious way it will be in bee production and queen rearing. I don't know if I will ever attempt queen breeding. but I tend to gravitate to the rearing of anything. I can't just have a dog, I have to breed them. 176 of them at one time in my life. 700 rabbits, 24 head of hogs, horses, cattle, earth worms, meal worms and most of all tropical fish. I can't just have an aquarium. it has to be a dozen aquariums and I have breed some of the most difficult fish possible. So rearing of queens sort of fits well with my interests and my tendency's. Who knows what next year or the year after will result in. Btu for now this is a very exciting as well as a great relief. Nothing like seeing those first eggs at the bottom of the cells. The bees are still pissy though so I don't think she has been laying for long. It did cross my mind that they may still be discontent and abscond as a result. Does this concern have an merit? I know they are not likely to leave brood and they now have brood. Is there anything else I should do to help prevent them up and moving? I know wrong time of year, brood and a queen to keep them anchored. I am probably being an annoying newb with even worrying about it. But I am also not certain so asking anyway. Thanks.