Re: Possible lost queen
Give them a frame of brood of the right age from your other hive then check in about five days to see if they have drawn out any queen cells. If the queen is there they will not have produce any queen cells. By this time the package queen will have started to lay on her own. Sometimes they take a couple of weeks to get started. This could be cause by dehydration during transit or poor mating. They are normally superseded in the first month. If the bees are calm when inspected normally the queen is in there if they are loud and restless all is not right.
The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.