Ok here it is. I made up 4 nucs . I puchased queens for each on. 3 of the 4 were successful. The 4th nuc the bees covered the QC. I had to swip them off and to my surprise the queen was dead. So bought another queen ghis time a Italian. I just received her friday. I gave her water. The queen was very active inside the cage. I had good hopes i just went in to check big ok ball of bees around QC . Shook ghem off and saw queen was dead. But this time most of candy plug was gone. I really cant afford to buy another queen so i merged the 2 smallest nucs together. I caught and recaged the queen put marshmellow in the hole . And i just added the frames then i put the queen on the top bars and they went right to her and after a couple minutes i didnt see her any more. I plan on checking on her every day. I have never had a hard time requeening. The bees came from a saskatraz hive. I tried a saskatraz wueen first then Italian. Any ideas?