How long is it safe to leave a queen caged in a hive without any attendants in the cage with her? I installed a package yesterday that was different than previous 2. No sugar water can instead sugar cake, queen cage with cork only no candy plug and no attendants. Whole thing just didn't go well. As soon as I pulled the queen out I got nailed twice in the head so grabbed my top. No candy plug and didn't have any marshmallows so grabbed an old candy corn, slightly chewed to soften, and jammed it in place of the cork. I could have easily used the sugar patty but it was covered with bees and hadn't seen it yet. Everything else went fine and all were inside this morning. They have capped honey, drawn brood comb, couple empty combs and top feeder pluse a robber screen so all should be fine but I got to worrying about no attendants and will they feed her threw the screen. Standard 3 hole wood cage. If they want should I just go ahead and release her today or pull her out and stick a few workers in with her?