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The situation:

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.

The questions:

How long do you wait for a queen to start laying? And, when she starts laying, what if she's just a drone layer?
 

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If you have a second hive, it's never a bad idea to give a hive a frame of eggs and open brood anytime you are not sure of it's status. The open brood will stave off laying workers, the young brood can be used to raise a queen if necessary and it won't interfere with a new virgin if there is one, nor cost you a lot of money and the life of a mated queen...
 
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