I took out 4 frames from my strong hive and put into a 5 frame nuc last Monday 3/31... I waited until yesterday 4/9 so almost ten days to see if new queen cells had been created. The nuc had created about 8 queen cells so I split the 2 frames with 4 queen cells into 2 seperate nucs. How long should it take for a queen to emerge in each nuc is it 17 days? How long after the virgin queen emerges does she go mate? Lastly, about how long before she should start laying? Anybody have rough breakdown of the timeline?