I am planning to raise some queens, but am not sure how long it usually takes for a Virgin Queen to make/finish her mating flight(s) and begin laying? I read that it can take anywhere from 10 to 20 days? What is your experience?
Not to steal your thread but I was also wondering.... will she take multiple mating flights and also will she start laying and then leave the hive so she can mate again?
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