I have some queens hatching out of nucs soon. After the queens hatches how long will it take her to begin mating and when can i expect to see my first eggs while keeping in mind that they all have drawn out comb.
I have found that it can take three weeks, but most of the time it's just within two weeks I see eggs started. I've never seen eggs in just one weeks time from emergence, but by the second week, usually she is laying. Occasionally it will take a little longer, and by three weeks if I see no eggs, I start the queen process over.
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