I bought a nuc on May 10th. My next hive inspection on May 17th revealed that the hive had swarmed. Thankfully the bees left behind a capped queen cell. On the subsequent hive inspection on May 27th, I found the virgin queen crawling around. I figured all is well.
It's now June 14th and the new queen has NOT laid a single egg. The queen has remained on one particular frame and always on the same side - at least every time I check in. The weather her in Asheville, NC has been fairly dry since she's hatched.
How long do you wait for a queen to start laying? And, when she starts laying, what if she's just a drone layer?