>2)Spray with syrup until moist.
Don't get them too wet with syrup. Just get the screen wet and let them clean it up. Sticky bees are a sad sight.
>5)Spray more syrup if you want
Always good to make sure they are not hungry when you go to install them and they will fly less when sprayed.
>10)Take the cork out. Put a mini marshmallow in if there is not one in it. Stick a small nail through the hole GENTLY, do not poke queen! Helps bees eat candy away faster.
There are a lot of different kinds of queen cages. So adjust as needed. A typical wood one has a candy end and a cork end. The smaller (and newer) California cages are wood but have no candy and may or may not come with a candy tube. A plastic JZBZ cage will probably come with candy, but if it doesn't you can use the marshmallow in the tube end.
>11)Suspend the queen between bars 4&5, the nail on top of the bars. (Or wrap wire around the bar)
I'd direct release her. You almost always end up with some messed up comb from hanging her in the hive, and in a top bar hive they will repeat that on every bar.
>12)Put half of the bars in, leaving the other half open to dump bees in.
This is how I usually do it too. But it might be less scary for you to put the open package at one end, and, if you're going to hang the queen anyway, hang her where you want the cluster and wait for them to move out on their own. Then come back and put in the follower and release the queen.
>16)Put plywood back on and take deep breath.
You might want to take few more earlier too.