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How long on average does it take for a queen to start laying after shipping and a 3-4 day release from a cage. This would be a mated queen obviously.
 

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Depending on how long she was banked in that queen cage, It can be over two weeks. If she is released now, Just stay out for that couple weeks. If you have another colony, take a frame of mostly eggs and brush the bees off and give it to your struggler. If the bees build queen cells on it, that tells a story too. Repeat until your queen is laying if you can.
 
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