I installed a package on drawn frames on Sunday the 14th. Today I went back and watched them. They are very active, bringing in lots of pollen, and not aggressive. However, they are VERY noisy. You can hear the whole hive humming when you stand behind it. My other hives do not do this. I remember this sound from last summer when I opened up a hive that had gone queenless, except that hive was very grouchy and this one still seems docile.
So it's been three days since this package was hived. I have not opened it up to see if the queen has been released from her cage. Is it common for them to be this noisy or do I likely have a problem with the queen? If I do get in the hive and find the queen dead or missing, should the package provider send another one, or am I on my own finding a new one?