>1. When should I put in the entrance reducer and mouse guard?
>2. Should I place the hive on something much higher so that the snowfall doesn't reach the lowest super?
You'll just put them more up in the wind. Instead make an upper entrance either with a notch in the inner cover or shims over the inner cover and slide the telescopic cover forward.
>3. Should I move the hive from the middle of the lawn to up against the shed so the wind doesn't blow the hive over?
If you like.
>4. Should I build a square wooden box around them to shield them from the wind?
If you like. I wouldn't.
>5. Should I wrap the hive in something more than tar paper, such as quilted plastic with ventilation holes?
I wouldn't. Sealing in moisture is a bigger issue.
>6. When would I use pollen bee food?
Spring and late fall it may be useful. They ignore it the rest of the time.
If it's warm enough.
> During the winter?
> Where do I put in in the hive?
I don't. I put it out in the open in an empty hive.
>7. What's the best feeder to use so that the bees are not disturbed in the cool weather?
Bees don't take feed in cool weather.
>I've been using a division board feeder thus far.
I was looking at a poly top feeder and a plastic top feeder which seem pretty similar and one only needs to lift the lid to refill.
Feeding should have taken place a month and a half ago or so. The best thing now would be dry sugar.http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm#drysugar