I got 2 nucs from my fellow beekeeper schoolteacher - she has excellent - healthy bees, and when she makes her splits, she puts new purchased queens in them. Usually she goes ahead and does that, but this time I brought the bees home and got the queens 2 days later. I installed them Friday afternoon. My question(s) is/are... These queens look small - her supplier is a reputable supplier, but I just thought that new queens would be bigger? Second question - I installed these queens Friday, would it be too early to check and see if they are released today? (2nd day)? and Third question - if the hive released her and didn't like her - how exactly would I know that she is dead? and by golly I thought of a Fourth question - I went ahead and put one of these purchased queens in one of my splits - would it be too soon to add a new hive body because I just split a hive in half (I knew where my queen was) and this hive body (really 2 supers) is full of bees, brood, etc. I think I am done with questions....for now!