So I've got a day old queen, well, 2 days actually. I do expect a newly emerged queen to be small compared to one in full gear laying eggs, but, I'm curious about this one, what do you folks that have done this a lot think? Is this one awfully small, or is that a decent size for a virgin queen that hasn't gone out to mate yet ? I did find it amusing watching her move around the comb, she's sticking her bottom into empty combs as if to lay an egg, but, nothing in the bottom of the cell when she moves on. She emerged on Sunday afternoon, so I dont expect to see anything here for a few days at the earliest.