my hive swarmed and I have no more brood in my hive but saw the queen sunday should i get another queen or wait for her to mate and start laying? how long should it take for her to mate and start laying?
if your queen before was a good queen I would let this queen mate and start laying. Heck depending on how long it would take a breeder to get you a queen yours might be laying sooner. Besides she's free, see how she works out.
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