I am a newbie and just installed my bee package into my bottom brood box last Monday,4/17/17. I kept the queen in her cage for 3 days and then removed the cork on my first hive inspection. I took another look 24 hours later and she was released and I spotted her on some drawn out comb. She looked healthy. Yesterday 4/23/17 I inspected again. My third look in a week. My hive is foundationless and the middle frame with the most comb was about a third drawn out. It was covered in bees. I could only briefly see a cell or two as the bees moved around. I did not see any eggs (not sure if I would recognize eggs) and did not see any larvae. I am now paranoid that I have a nonlaying queen.
How often should I inspect the hive? Am I disturbing them if I look too often?
In looking for proof that the queen is laying should I brush the bees off the comb?
What do I do if I have a nonlaying queen?