We have a hive that seems to be queenless. There are only a couple hundred scattered capped brood left, no eggs or larva, and we cannot find the queen when we search for her. A couple of weeks ago the hive was loaded with brood although it wasn't a very good pattern. We purchased a new mated queen and got her in the mail Thursday the 24th. We decided to test the reaction of the hive to the caged queen,placed her on top of the frames and immediately the bees started clinging to the cage. I've read that this could mean they are trying to feed her and accept her OR they're being aggressive by biting her. Any thoughts or feedback?