1. Can I set these up about 100 feet from my back door and not worry about bees following me into the house after working the hives?
Shouldn't be a problem. Mine are about 40 feet from my back door.
2. Will a 3 pound package fit into 1 medium 8 frame box or should I stack a second box at the time of hiveing?
They will be fine.
3. Will I always be wondering what to do? Undecided
It will come. Just keep reading...
This will get things started but I will return. grin I hope that I don't take up too much bandwith with stupid questions.
The only stupid question is the one that isn't asked...
Good luck with your packages.