requeening

How Long Can I Keep a Caged Queen Bee Alive?
July 27, 2021 · · Ask the Expert

Caged queens can be kept a week to 10 days, and perhaps a day or two longer. But queens lose quality when they are kept from laying for long periods, and the quality of their pheromones decreases, so always keep the storage time as short as possible.

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How Many Days After Requeening Should I See Eggs?
March 11, 2021 · · Ask the Expert

After eight days, you should see eggs by now, even if it took the workers two or three days to release her. A queenless colony can go about 21 days before the workers’ ovaries begin to develop.

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How Long After a Swarm Should I See Signs of a Queen?
June 26, 2020 · · Ask the Expert

On average, a newly emerged queen takes about two weeks, give or take, before she begins to lay eggs.

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