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While inspecting frame of newly installed nuc I dropped it flat on the ground. I’m afraid I might have squashed the queen. Didn’t see her, but what if ? How soon can I tell if there is no queen? Dang it! I’m freaking out. :(
 

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after 3 days go back and look for eggs. if there is still eggs at day 4 then she is still laying after your incident. if you dont want to wait three days you are going to have to go back in and find her. but just cuz she is alive does not mean you did not hurt her. they are pretty hardy about being dropped, so long as not squished.
 

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First, queens are hardy insects and you are likely fine.

To directly answer your questions though: In 4 days, if you see eggs she is fine. In 8 days, if you see open larva, she is fine.

I am betting she is fine. Good luck.
 

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If she is dead the hive will know and they will get very loud. If they are far louder then they where from before good chance she is gone.
 
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