When to buy queens?
I am frustrated. Bought two overwintered NUCs with Russian queens. Queen1 MIA in week 1, queen 2 laying like garbage. Caught swarm and that is the only queen laying eggs. I put a Nicot queen rearing frame in Swarm hive and I'm on day 2 of waiting for eggs to move into the vertical frames. On July 2nd, in NE Pa, should I wait the 14 days for virgins or buy $40 plus shipping mated queens now that might get rejected?