ROOKIE MISTAKE: I had harvested a queen cell and hatched it in a small NUC. The (virgin looking) queen looked great but hadn't started laying yet. Nevertheless, I decided to mark her anyway. Long story short, she flew away. I stood there in 95 degree heat and sun for 15-20 minutes in case it would have helped her to navigate home. I shook a frame of bees to stimulate fanning and help her smell her way home. Well, its been five days and I don't see her or any eggs. Looked for her on three different days with no smoke. I added a frame of eggs and brood last night to see if they would start any queen cells. None yet, in fact the notched area has been partially repaired and the eggs removed -that suggests to me they could be queen right. Will a caged mail order queen in that hive keep them from making queen cells if they are queenless? They were not aggressive to a caged queen when I put her on top of the frames today. Mixed signals. ROOKIE QUESTION: How would you interpret rebuilding of the notched comb, egg removal and non-aggressive actions toward a caged queen?