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  1. #1
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    May 2011
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    Menlo Park, CA, USA
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    Default New Swarm - 8 days since capture - Queen not laying - What next?

    So I got a pretty large swarm. I put it in a 10 frame medium with a couple of old drawn comb. From the outside everything looks good. They bees are foraging and bringing in nectar and pollen.

    I opened the box up today. I see lots of new comb, but no eggs or larve or capped comb. Lots of pollen and nectar.

    I also found the Queen. However she is obviously not laying.

    Any advice on what to do next?
    Last edited by radu43; 04-22-2012 at 05:19 PM.

  2. #2
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    Richmond, Virginia
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    Default Re: New Swarm - 8 days since capture - Queen not laying - What next?

    My best hive swarmed on the 9th. I didn't find brood or the queen till yesterday, the 21st. Maybe it takes them a while to nest a bit before she will start laying?

    SS

  3. #3
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    Warrior, Alabama
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    Default Re: New Swarm - 8 days since capture - Queen not laying - What next?

    Give her another week or two.
    She may have been a virgin when she flew with the swarm.
    That means you may have to wait up to 3 weeks before you see larva in cells.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: New Swarm - 8 days since capture - Queen not laying - What next?

    2X on the Old Guy in Alabama.

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