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My hive swarm in the middle of May. They were working on filling a med. super of honey. I checked today and they have larva in the deep super. I don't know how long it will be before they will have enough help to forage. I know that the honey flow is coming to an end. Will it be ok to take what they have in the super and to put the empty frames back in. Thanks
 

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Just as a general rule:

Worker bees take 21 days before they emerge. They are larva after the egg hatches (day 3) until they're capped (day 9, after egg laying).

So, if the larva is capped, say tomorrow, you have 12 more days until it emerges. Then about 15-21 more days for the new bee to do hive duty, or be a nurse bee. THEN it becomes a field forager.

You're looking at about 27 to 33 days, once they're capped, in your case. But, at least you've got a laying queen!

Happy Beekeeping,
DS
 
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