How long until swarm has good laying pattern?
Hi all. A swarm moved into one of my swarm traps on May 19. I waited until last week to transfer it out of the trap. (trap is an 8 frame deep) It seemed to be pretty full. At the time I was transferring the frames from the trap to the 10 frame deep, I noticed brood of all stages. Did not see the queen but saw eggs, larvae and capped brood. My concern was that the brood pattern was spotty. I wondered, after swarming does it take time to get a solid pattern going or should the queen be laying a solid pattern now? It has been four weeks. Thanks in advance!