I planned on installing a new queen. However, due to fumbling on my part times 4, I wasn't sure where the original queen was so I pulled some frames from the hive and put them in a nuc box with the new queen. I intend to put the nuc frames back in the colony with the new queen. I just needed to get her in a box.
1. Do I need to cage her or can I place her in the hive with the rest of the frames in the nuc box? They are going into a strong hive.
2. She only emerged from the cage today, so should I wait until she begins to lay before I move her?