When to fuss about a walk away split
Hi, first time bee hive-splitter, so maybe overly neurotic about this. But I did a walk away split on March 9th (25 days ago). By 3/16, there were already capped queen cells in the hive (fast!), by 3/24, at one of these queen cells was ripped open. Not wanting to disturb the hive much, I just left well enough alone until today. Opened hive, old queen cells are mostly gone, but couldn't find the queen -- maybe just too impatient. In any case, no sign of eggs or young brood, so there's clearly no laying queen in there anyway. When should I start fussing about this, either adding another frame of eggs from my other hive, or ordering a new queen? How long from split until I should be seeing eggs? Thanks!