I hived our new bees last Saturday and opened the hive for the first time today. I could not locate the queen (she has a red dot on her back so we should have seen her). She wasn't in her shipping container so I know they got her out. The middle frames were started to be drawn out, but didn't appear completely drawn out. I saw some liquid in some, and some darker ones that I am assuming is pollen. I could not find any larvae. The book says you many not see any the first opening so I am hoping that is it. I plan on checking in another week.
Does it sound like we may be fine and just didn't see her?