I have a nuc that I started in April and I have had terrible luck with. The queen that came with the package died before being released from the cage, I bought a second queen, and she is a drone laying queen. So I decided to get a third queen from a different suplier. When I went to place the new queen I could not find the old one at all, and she is marked, and there isn't taht many bees... so i decided to put the cage in anyways, and I gave them a frame of brood. I left the corck over the sugar plug, I will look again tomorrow, and if i can't find the old queen i will take the corck off and see what happens...What do you think?