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I have two hives and last week when I inspected them I could only find a queen in one of the hives (hive A) in both hives there was little to no brood or larvae and no eggs but plenty of queen cells. Today I inspected and found a queen in both hives but still no eggs or larvae I understand that it will probably be about three weeks before the new queens start to lay? How do I know if they have been mated or not though? Im pretty sure none of this would have happened if I had been able to check on them more often but Ive been working seven days a week since November and have had very little time for my lady friends. Should I wait and see what happens with these two queens or should I see about getting a couple frames from another beek with brood on them?
 

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How do I know if they have been mated or not though?
You can say dirty things to them and see if they blush.

You will know that they mated when you see eggs. That's it.
 
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