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I checked my hives today, I knew I had queen cells and I had made some nucs. I check all the hives and found one I thought was queenless, and it wasn't new eggs and all stages of larva.
I also found a new queen in one of my earlier. I was wondering,,,she is very small, but I know she is a queen, are unmated queens smaller?
 

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Umm..... yes they are. Tons and tons of the same question is here. Virgins are smaller than newly mated which are smaller than laying. Ball park virgin 15% smaller than laying and newly mated somewhere in between.
 

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I figured as much. I never saw a virgin queen.. I have lots of drones and at least four queen cells ready to emerge around June 9th.
 

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There also fast, they can dart around the frame like crazy. Mated there abdomen swells up a bunch
 
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