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What is the definition of a very early queen?

How do you know you have a well mated queen until you have observed her laying pattern/durability for half a season?
Very early depends on location and year to year conditions of course. Here April weather can be iffy, May has much fewer cold rainy spells.

You don't really know if a queen is good until she has lasted a long time. You know they can perform well then play out pretty suddenly, but prime time queens seem more likely to remain productive longer. Around here that is probably those mated after the middle of April.

Sorry, I didn't notice this was the commercial forum to begin with or I would have stayed out of it. You guys know your business.
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