I'm pretty sure that one of my three hives is now queenless. I took alook through all three of my hives this weekend and while two are doing great, I noticed that while I have capped brood in the third, I saw no larve or eggs. There are some nice looking queen cells being tended to in the hive. I'm wondering how long the hive can go with out a queen before it starts to break down. How long the hive can go if the new queen being produced is a failure? If the virgin goes out on a mating flight and doesn't return, will I still have time to order a queen and get her settled in?