I read somewhere how long it takes for a queen to lay an egg. I forget how many seconds, 11 or 12. That’s why I said 4 per minute. Anyway shortly after reading that I observed the queen in my observation hive laying eggs & it took the exact amount of seconds that I read about between each egg laid.
I’m pretty sure that queens rest between egg laying, however that could be caused by the colonies inability to keep up with her.
For the past couple of months I’ve observed some jaw dropping results with some of my colonies. I’m sure that some of my queens would be laying 3,000 per day as previously stated.
It would be interesting to do a ‘shook swarm’ with a strong colony into a box of fully drawn stickies, then count the eggs/larvae after one week.