Dana, welcome to our forum, glad you found us. You have been held under the spell of the honeybee, you know that. It is wonderful that you are going to become involved again, but this time with you fine young Son, wonderful.
THis will be a place where you can do lots more learning, helping others learn, a place to tell your stories, tales and experiences. It will be a wonderful tool for you and your Son. STick around.
Something you said has caused a little concern. It is about the transfer of bee frames at night. I would put a question out into the other areas of the forum. In my mind's eye, moving or transferring frames at night, when it is dark, when alll the bees are home would not be a good idea. You could do it late in the day, or during the day when many of the bees are out. The bee box could be beside the original box and I don't think you would have too much trouble with the bee orienting to the new box. Ask the question, please, I would love to hear answers from ones that are far more experienced with this manouveur. Have that wonderful day, life and health. Cindi