I inspected my hive this morning for my new queen, 7 days after putting her in (candy plug box) and I could not find her!
She was not marked though.
This is one of the many benefits of marking a queen.
Three attendants were dead in the box but the others and queen were not in.
It is not uncommon for attendants to be killed.
I have not found the queen laying dead in the bottom of the box or on the ground. Tell me what you all think. Did I just miss her?
They could have carted her body away, but there is also a good chance you missed her. Was there any eggs/young larve? If yes then I wouldn't worry, chances are you just missed her.
1: I got the bees out of an old house, they had a queen but no drones and not many brood.
2: I did not wait the 24 hours after removing (I killed her) the old queen. I took out the old one and put in the new boxed one between frames. Sprayed a little sugar water around them too.
3: I kept enough old comb to fill 9 super frames and these are what I have in the deep.
How long where they in the house? By disposing of the queen, you lost all the feral/survivor genetics as well
I'm worried they killed my queen. Should I be?
If you didn't see any eggs or brood then you may have. Usually queens get right to laying when they get out. If it a couple of more days and see if you can find any eggs. If not, give them a frame of eggs from another hive and see if they make queen cells.