I installed a package this year and the queen that came with the package is gone. I'm not sure by what means she is gone, but it's pretty obvious that she's not there. The bees have a roar when I open the hive, smoke doesn't calm them, they've only bothered to draw out 3 frames of comb in a few weeks, they seem unmotivated and lazy. In addition, the queen was marked and there are no marked bees in the hive.
I ordered a new queen to put back in the hive, I'm only working with one hive at the moment, so I don't have the option of adding a frame of eggs and letting the bees raise their own queen. Plus, I'd like to get her laying as soon as possible and wouldn't want to wait the time to raise the queen, have her mate, and then start laying. So my question is this, I assume the bees are looking for a queen and will be more willing to accept the new queen, but what is the process for adding the new queen. Should I leave in the cork and come back in a day or two and release the cork, or should I just do the candy release that I did with the package the first time. Should I worry about the bees killing off the new queen or are they going to be so excited that a new monarch is in town that they'll accept her with open arms/wings/legs?