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Thread: Between cycles

  1. #1
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    Sep 2013
    Napa, CA, USA

    Default Between cycles

    How long from the time a bee hatches till the queens puts another egg in it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Castle Rock, Colorado, USA

    Default Re: Between cycles

    As soon as they get through cleaning it up, and she finds it. Which under normal conditions is likely minutes to hours. 'Depends on the size of the brood nest. So, 2000 eggs a day, an egg a minute, 21 days in a full cycle...
    Last edited by Colobee; 06-05-2014 at 02:26 AM.
    After 40 years of beekeeping, I've come to realize that the bees can fix most of my mistakes.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Sacramento, CA, USA

    Default Re: Between cycles

    It is hard to say. I have seen a queen lay in minute from the time she stuck her
    body into the cell until she pull herself out. It only takes a minute or 2. If the queen is working on let's say
    frame 5 then she might not get to frame 7 in a day or 2 after these cells got cleaned
    out from the time the bees hatched.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?


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