Performed a cut-out this weekend, even though it is too late in the year but they were tearing down an old house and opened up the wall to discover a colony. So I went out and rescued the colony. They had very little honey and would not have made a normal winter anyway. So I put them in a hive and Put a feeder on them, Going to open them up and see if the queen made it and is laying this weekend. If so I have extra frames of honey I can give them. If not I will combine the bees with another hive.
My question is, how long should it take for the queen to start laying in drawn comb after putting them in the hive.