This is my second attempt ever to replace a queen. I'm 98% sure there is not a queen in the hive as there are no eggs no brood and no capped brood. I've been through the hive twice looking for signs of a queen to avail. I ordered queens from Beterbee and they arrived today. So how can I tell if they are balling or accepting the queen. I watched for a while and could not really tell if they were bitting at the cage or putting their tounges through the screen. The screened portion of the cage was totaly covered with bees making it difficult to tell what they were doing.