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  1. #1
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    Default Adding eggs to queenless nuc

    After adding eggs to a queenless nuc, how many days is it before queen cells appear?

    Other than having a hidden queen in the nuc, or drone layers, are there other reasons why a queenless colony won't make q cells?

    Any advice would be appreciated

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    Default Re: Adding eggs to queenless nuc

    They will start building it right away, I usually wait a week to look.
    Can't think of one.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Adding eggs to queenless nuc

    >After adding eggs to a queenless nuc, how many days is it before queen cells appear?

    In a queenless colony, they are obvious in 48 hours. In a drone laying queen hive, it might take longer. In a laying worker hive you may even have to add eggs every week for three weeks before they start them.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Adding eggs to queenless nuc

    If the nuc does not have enough stores and bees to make queens then they will also fail.

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