Today was the first day that I inspected the colony to see what the new queens have been up to. My bee buddy, Peter, came along to advise and guide me.
In generally is went well – there were some eggs although not very many and this is a positive sign. There were still some bees around and they were bringing back pollen which also indicates that they are feeding the eggs.
We didn’t manage to see the queen but Peter wasn’t too worried as seeing eggs was the main thing to look for.
His suggestion is to leave for 2 weeks and inspect again – he said to expect there to be less bees but hopefully there will be more chance of seeing the queen (and marking her) as well as see more eggs and some capped brood.
So a nervous couple of weeks but his thoughts were that nature had done what it was supposed to and now need to patient (not really in my nature though).