Hello all, Well I got my two packages today! First time i have ever installed a package. Seemed to go easy. I set up the hives. I put two frames of capped honey in each to get them started. One hive has eight frames with just wood strips that I drizzeled a little bee wax on? Gonna try foundationless. The other hive has Dadent wood frames with plasticell in it. It was drizzeling out and quite windy but the bees seemed gentle and dove down between the frames. The queen cage was a little weird looking. A plastic cage with one end filled with bee's wax. I took a number 8 nail and made a small hole in the bee's wax. Then i put the queen cage in between two top bars with the wax end facing down and pushed them together to hold the cage in place. There are or were no worker bee's in with the queens, The queens were both alive though and running back and forth in the cage. When I took the frames of honey from my other hive I would say there are as many bees in there as what came in the packages and they don't have a queen and havn't had brood in the hive for almost six weeks now?
Well How did I do? and how long should I wait to check if the queen's are out and laying?