I tried to find this in the posts but had no luck. I have two hives that were queenless. One from a swarm and the other was a split I made trying to prevent the swarm I had capped swarm cells for each hive so I just let nature take it's course. Both hives are booming with bees and they are bringing in nectar and pollen like crazy. Just the other day I found a queen in each hive! Had to go back twice in one hive just to make sure it really was a queen. Now, how long should I wait before I check again to see if they have mated and are laying eggs? I don't have a clue as to when they emerged. So a rough estimate is what I'm hoping for, I don't want to keep cracking the hive open to peek but I'm dying too FYI I caught the swarm and my old queen.