Re: Honeybee math ?
One egg per minute for 24 hours is 1440. double that to one egg every 30 seconds and you have 2880. 4000 eggs a day works out to about one egg every 20 seconds or a bit longer. I have seen my queen fill 7 frames in 5 days. With a total of 14 frames of brood in the hive at one time. Assuming that is about 4000 eggs per frames and at most she had 21 days to accomplish that. This queen had to have laid an egg every 0.54 minutes over a 3 week period. or 2666 eggs per day.
my estimate would be that there where a lot more than 4000 eggs per frames as well. She was filling cells as soon as they where started. cells wall less than 1/8 tall had an egg laid in them.
As this brood emerged the bees filled the cells with nectar.
All work and no play makes a happy bee.