So, hopefully someone will be able to give me the answer I want. I hived a package 6 days ago. I took the queen cage out about three days later. No sign of the queen in it, and they were waxing it to a frame. Checked again today. The bees are flying in and out like crazy. There appear to be a few in the hive with pollen. I couldn't find the queen or any eggs or brood. I'm hoping it's just because I'm a noob and missed the queen, and that the brood are just a lot smaller than I think they'd be. The bees are building cells, they've got three medium frames partially filled in. It looks like there might be pollen, or some other yellow/orange stuff up against the back of a few cells. No capped cells, but I think it's too early for that anyway. I'm afraid I've lost my queen. What I really want to hear is that if they're bringing in pollen, then they must have brood, and that it's way too early for a laying worker situation. The bees are calm, so I'm hoping they still have the queen and that I just missed her.