Installed a new package 9 days ago. Checked three days ago and queen just out. Did a full check today and no brood. Have installed two packages before and seems like the queen was laying by now. How long should I wait before doing something? I have a one year old hive which is thriving well. Can I use that one to raise a new queen if need be? Or just order a new one?
Today I thought I saw an open queen cell?? Is that possible this early without signs of any other laying?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!