By this time of year I have had swarms. This year I have not seen any. I did not really want them to swarm so this is a good thing. The hives I have checked have eggs in them and I have found queen cell cups but not eggs in the cups or larvae. One hive has enough bees I could split into three hives no problem. In them I found 6 queen cell cups but I did not see any royal jelly. How long after they make new cups, does anyone know, do they start to develop them into active queen cells? I think it depends on the weather and I know I am probably rushing things but I wanted to get someone else opinion. All week I have been going through hives looking for queen cells to make splits and have not seen any which are developed. How long after I enter a hive should I wait to go back and check again? I live in Kentucky and the weather went from a real bad winter to a hot spring all of a sudden. Everything here in Eastern Kentucky seems to be blooming at once. Any advice would be appreciated. I am working on thinking things through. Thank you.