Day 5, shes still in the cage, about 1/8" of candy left, not a lot of bees on the cage.
Let her out??
rast, if there is not many bees on the cage, it may take days for the bees to eat through the rest of the candy.
I like the finger method. If you can take your finger and gently move the bees from the screen by stroking their back, they are probably going to accept her. If the bees have a death grip on the screen and will not move, they are not taking to her.
At this point, it sounds like they may be starting to ignore her. Are you sure they are not raising queen cells on that frame you moved over?
I don't see the benefit of waiting 3, 5 or some longer period of time. I've never had the need to keep a queen caged up that long for introducing a queen. Yes, they may never take her if the raise their own queen, or if there is a queen you failed to see. But this whole wait another week, or don't disturb or they will kill her, is questionable in my mind. I introduce, cage, move queens, etc., a thousand time a year and never have the concerns or the long drawn out waiting period some are suggesting.
Let her out. If they are taking her after five days, you got something else going on there.