Last week I was inspecting a hive that I split for a new queen. When I found her I grabbed her with a plastic queen catcher and brought her into my house so i could mark her. I let her out and grabbed her with my fingers and marked her. When i let go of her, she was dead. I couldn't believe that I killed her. I put her on the counter and moved her around, she was lifeless. I went out to close the hive back up and figured that i might as well drop her in the bottom of the hive so everyone could see that she was dead, and that it was time to make a new one. Three days later I go out to check for a queen cell and there she was, laying eggs. What happened, this queen did not move for 10 minutes before I dropped her back in the hive?