Re: Queen Cage acceptance ????
I would have waited a few hours before putting the caged queen in there. The bees generally know they are queenless in about 15 minutes. My guess is that they will come around once the other queen's pheromones fade.
Just for fun, take a good hive and place the top box temporarily onto another bottom board and then cover it to prevent robbing. Wait 15 minutes and see which box is louder. That is the one that has figured out their queen is missing. Works almost all the time. Takes longer if you use smoke.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.