Due respect, but …
The goings-on in the observation hive are a little confusing to me.
First of all, the queen seems to have mated sooner than I realised. She now has her retinue and a clear path through the colony, but she appears to be laying only drone eggs.
I’ve read that queens can take some time to start a good laying pattern, but she has been laying for a few days now and I can see only drone cells as a result.
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