Moving a virgin queen

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Collected a swarm that will probably have a virgin queen.
Rather than wait for eggs I’m thinking of merging now with a Q- hive. If the virgin Q hasn’t finished mating flights would it reorientate if I moved the nuc 3+ miles & merged?
 
Collected a swarm that will probably have a virgin queen.
Rather than wait for eggs I’m thinking of merging now with a Q- hive. If the virgin Q hasn’t finished mating flights would it reorientate if I moved the nuc 3+ miles & merged?
I know the lack of drones!
Collected the swarm 7 days ago so Q will already have been on mating flights .
 
How do you know it's a VQ ?
Likely this late I would hedge my bets she is a layer.
I collected a swarm last Friday from a school, put it in an out apiary in BS BS nat deep with 6lbs of fondant, checked today and 6 frames of bees with the Q laying . Four frames have eggs and unsealed.
 

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