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Made a Split and the Queen hatched on the 27 of April. How long should it take for the Queen to mate and start laying? I guess I am impatient. Thanks for you help.
 

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Sounds about right, I was going to say 2 to 3 weeks. I would leave the new queen alone for two weeks or so.
 

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I tend to leave her for 3 weeks; often I will check after 2 weeks to see if I can find her (an indication that she made it back after mating) but it takes nearly another week before you can see larvae. When raising a new queen patience is a must!
 
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