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Help! Queen escaped during nuc install

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Help! Queen escaped during nuc install

Newb question. I was exhausted when I was installing a package of bees and 3 frames (with brood and bees) in a new hive today and the queen escaped while I was putting the candy in her queen cage.

Should I: 1) Wait a couple days and check if she made it into the hive and was miraculously accepted, 2) Wait to see if the bees produce a supercedure cell and make a new queen from the 3 frames with brood 3) Just go out and buy a new queen

I really appreciate any advice, had a hive that didn't overwinter last year and I feel like I'm already off to a bad start.

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