Hi everyone - this is the first time I've posted, and it's just to see if anyone can help satisfy my curiosity. I'm in the East Bay (Northern California) where we had a dry winter but wet spring. I caught a swarm from one of my own colonies in mid-April and put it in the only empty box I had, a Langstroth 10-frame with a mix of old drawn comb and some foundation. I checked a few weeks later and saw lots of new comb but no embryos or larvae. Same thing a week ago, so I transferred a frame of embryos/young larvae from another colony in the hope that they would re-queen. I inspected yesterday and saw no emergency queen cells, but now there are embryos and uncapped young larvae, implying that a queen was there all along. Any idea why it might take over 6 weeks for her to start laying? Thanks for any insights!