The Queen is in her own little box. We had to remove the cork from the bottom of the queen box. Then she has cork candy that surrounds that. She has to eat it from one direction and the workers bees eat at that from the other direction to let her out of her little box. It is supposed to take a day or so for them to get her out so that she is acclimated to the hive and does not take off and take all of the worker bees with her. She has a little metal piece on the top of her box and we wedged it between the slats. She is there on the back right opening. Then we placed the lid back on top.