I am the author of this post concerned about my queen release earlier and that the bees didn't "seem" to want her:
Well I had direct released her after 4 days all attendants dead and wondered what would happen. Yesterday my son Jack, wife Amanda, and I opened the hive and did our first full inspection. We didn't know what we were looking at really but it looked like lots of capped brood. It was exactly 14 days since the queen release so I assume if that is what it is then all is well. The bees have 15 bars to work with (before the divider which I still have in) and have filled 9 with comb. Strangely they always seem to work toward the divider and leave the first 5 or 6 bars nearest the entrance side empty. We didn't see the queen but only inspected 5 or 6 bars before we stopped when I was convinced we were looking at brood. Here are the shots please let me know what it looks like to some of you with more experience and are there any concerns:
We didn't see any queen cells or the queen in the combs we inspected. She had a blue mark on her back but I guess it could be gone now. Also I added one empty bar in the middle between the bars that looked like it had brood was this the right thing to do?