>I was going to have her delivered.
I would wait until you need her.
>how do you go about replacing the attendents
Your best bet is to buy a queen muff from Brushy Mt. http://www.beeequipment.com/products.asp?pcode=264M
In here you can manipulate the queen, let out the workers without her escaping or catch her (inside the muff) if she does.
As far as putting attendants in the cage, I catch them by the base of the wing with tweezers while they have their head in a cell. I push them head in the cage and wait for them to go in.
Another way is just to put the cage in a small beeproof box with some candy and some loose bees. You can buy a battery cage from Mann Lake for this or make your own.
> and do they usually come with her?