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  1. #1
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    Default Time until laying

    Made up my first splits Apr 28 with a couple frames brood with capped and open swarm cells. Checked today- May 6- and saw one QC apparently hatched, others open on the sides and others gone. Does this mean I have a virgin that has torn into the other cells? How long until I see eggs? Weather has been and is predicted to be cold and rainy for a while.
    Last edited by cg3; 05-06-2011 at 02:09 PM. Reason: sp

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    Default Re: Time until laying

    Sounds as if that is exactly what has happened. I would give it around 2 weeks till you see eggs/larvae

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    Default Re: Time until laying

    The other bees tore down the cells after the virgin stung her through the cell wall.
    2-3 weeks you should have eggs. Over 3 weeks something probably went wrong.
    Dan

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Time until laying

    This is my first time trying a split. I'm excited!

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