I put in a new package on Thursday evening. I removed the cork over the candy in the queen cage and hung it from the 3rd top bar back from the top entrance. I think I made a mistake because I hung it with the candy hole pointing down corked hole up. When I got into the hive again on Monday morning (almost 4 days later) to check the bees had built lots of comb in the hive starting from the back near the dividing board but not near the queen. The queen was still in the cage not released. All her attendants were dead in the cage at the bottom. It looked like they had tried to eat the candy out from the inside but none of the candy was eaten from the outside. Could this be because the candy hole was facing down toward the bottom and maybe the worker bees in the hive couldn't or could it be they didn't want to release her at all for some reason? I direct released her into the bottom of the hive and closed it up. I am a bit worried though that they didn't try to release her. Also curious how all the attendants could die since they had access to food aka candy. Would it be they didn't get water or just worked themselves to death trying to free her (I suspect the later). Obviously I should have gone in to check on her sooner lesson learned for next time. Also the dead bees clogging the exit area due to gravity I think I should have hung it with the candy hole pointing up but would like confirmation.