I started a new hive with a package bee delivery with a mated queen on April 12. The hive never seemed to grow, and today I found no sign of eggs, larvae, or brood cells. We searched and searched and couldn't spot the queen (who was marked). We were planning to do a powdered sugar test for varroa mites, but there were so few bees we only managed to grab up about 100, with a great deal of difficulty. Long story short we moved about 50 yards away from (and out of sight of) the hive to do the varroa check and I'll be ****ed there was the queen, and SHE FLEW AWAY. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think even if a mated queen was procured in the next two or three days, there is not enough time for this hive to rebound.