Queen introduction cage failed but queen was alive and well ??
I made a queen introduction cage Thursday, even put some wood around the edges , and placed the laying queen and attendants in and installed. When I opened it today, 20-30 bees were inside with the queen and a few dead bees at the bottom . I expected to find a dead queen but she was alive and well , and just went scurrying around the comb. This was the hive that I thought was a laying working hive . I think if they were intent on killing her they would of done so by now ?