I checked the comb in the weak hive again, and it does look like scattered drone cells on the combs, so laying worker. The new queen arrived today so I put her and her entourage in their cage on the hive near the entrance of the weak hive. Bees showed no interest at all, didn't go on it. Then I put it on the floor of the hive right against a comb with bees, and left it there about 10 minutes while I removed a top bar of brood comb from the other hive and placed it in a stand, ready to transfer (had cloth covering opening in weak hive as suggested, thanks). Checked new queen again, no interest from other bees, none on the cage. Shook all but a couple dozen bees off the brood comb (rotated it upside down keeping comb perpendicular to the ground, accelerated it down then snapped it up sharply so the comb was forced against the TB rather than away, to avoid ripping it off), didn't see a queen on it, so put it in the weak hive next to the other combs. Closed up the hives and put my stuff away. Then thought, I'm a newbee, I'm not sure I could even recognize a queen on a comb. Got really worried, so went back out, re-opened the weak hive, pulled out the brood comb and placed it in a stand. It was already covered with bees on both sides. I searched for any sign of a queen, or a bee being attacked by other ones on that comb, adjacent ones, and in the bottom of the hive. Didn't see anything. Also no bees on the new queen cage in the bottom. Closed it up. Hope all is well.
I plan to check it again late this afternoon, and if there are no bees on the queen cage, then release her into the hive. Sound ok, or should I wait and release her tomorrow? Thanks for the help.