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    Default Mating flights

    How many days after emergence does the queen go out on mating flights?

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    Default Re: Mating flights

    If I'm not mistaken its after day 14.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Mating flights

    You may find this link helpful:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmath.htm
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Mating flights

    Thanks Rader, I read some bad info somewhere.
    With the math she would have to be flying before the day I said earlier, in order to be laying 12 days after she emerges from the cell.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Mating flights

    It could be as early as 4 days or as late as 21 days, but typically she will be laying in about 14 and usually she mated a few days before that. So I'd say 10 to 12 is a very likely range.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Mating flights

    if the weather is faverable for mating 5 to 7 days after emerging she will mate then i will find eggs as early as 9 days to 12 days after she emeraged but if weather holds them back it may be a few more days now this is using mini nuc.

    I have noticed in a larger nuc like a deep 5 frame your looking at about 2 weeks before you will see any eggs if all things go wright.

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