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So I added 4 queens to some splits I done on the 9th checked couple days later and they were out of the cage. Checked week later to see if they started laying. Nothing. Checked again today and still no eggs but queens are still there. Seen some pollen stores but no eggs. Am I missing something? Am thinking of feeding some pollen and little bit of sugar syrup??

Any help be much appreciated ????

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Did you buy mated queens or virgin queens?

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I have had some queens go off the lay due to lack of feed and pollen a couple of weeks back. What are the feed and pollen amounts like in the hives, and bee numbers?

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One FD is full of bees 2 - 3 frames of pollen, 2 -3 frames of nectar/honey, other FD 1 - 2 frames of pollen bees on 3 - 4 frames 1 - 2 of nectar/honey. The other 2 are 3 frame nucs 1 pollen and nectar 1 drawn and one with different stages of brood. 

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They haven't even started laying being my first time buying mated queens thought maybe it takes them a while to adjust to new surroundings. Wondering if I wasted money now??

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Wait & see.

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If they were mated they should be laying flat out by now.

it may be you were sent virgins or the queens are duds.

Also could it be you are not seeing the eggs and larvae because the comb is new ?

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54 minutes ago, frazzledfozzle said:

If they were mated they should be laying flat out by now.

it may be you were sent virgins or the queens are duds.

Also could it be you are not seeing the eggs and larvae because the comb is new ?

Nah comb isn't new I'm usually pretty good spotting them ? ? ?

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Talk to your queen supplier.  Should be laying now.  I would not be feeding.  Have the queens got room to lay.

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