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Cole lynch 

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Having carried out a walk away split. Leaving BIAS for them to raise QCs I’m wondering when to expect emerging queens
On day 6 there were 2 charged QCs. On day 9 there were 7 capped QCs
What day should I expect the first Queen to emerge ?
I know it’s 16 days from egg or maybe day 13 from graft ?
Would age larvae would they have chosen to raise as queens
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On day 6 you say there was 2 charged cells. All eggs layed before split would be 6 days old by this point and older lava would of been beyond use now .So, did you miss the others?
 

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On day 6 you say there was 2 charged cells. All eggs layed before split would be 6 days old by this point and older lava would of been beyond use now .So, did you miss the others?
Yes I’m presuming I missed them
It’s my first proper season and attempt at increase
 

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3 days egg
5 days larva
8 days to emerge

But if warm conditions will speed it up, cold slow it down (I use an incubator and notice 1C difference in timing

" On day 6 there were 2 charged QCs. On day 9 there were 7 capped QCs "

Assume they started with larvae just at change from egg - 3 days old.
On day six the 2QCs would be less than 10 days old.
On day 9, the first 2QCs would be at least 13 days old
The other 5 capped QCs may be 1-2 days older BUT unlikely to be older.. - you must (?) have missed them earlier when you found the two.

So I expect 2QCs will emerge around day 12-13.
And the other five? around day 14-15.
 
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