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  1. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    I have seen a laying queen as early as 4 days after emergence. But that is an exception. 10 days is not at all unusual. 21 days is just the limit. 14 days is just typical. Probably not so much...
  2. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    >I split on April 18

    Drop dead date for a queen is: 12 days to emergence + 21 days to get mated = 33 days. That would be May 21 which is not for another 12 days.
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  3. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    >Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    Yes. I want to see them flying without having to look too hard to find them.
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