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Well today i was checking on a hive i did a split on and let them make there own queen. Found her right on the inner cover as i pulled it off. Nice big queen that looked great. After i tried to pick her up she walked around back and fell on the ground. I picked her up from the ground and was admiring her right up until she took flight and flew away :s. Made a lap around the hive went around the back and i lost sight of her. To make it worse i pulled a frame out and she had a great laying pattern. Never have i seen a queen do this, after checking the hive from top to bottom tonight it looks like she never made it back. Only good thing was i bought 4 queens on friday for splits and was able to requeen the hive today.