Ok, as a gardener, my suppliers usually time their shipments to the right time to plant in MY area. For some reason, I don't necessarily get the feeling the package bee suppliers behave the same way. I bet they do their packages when they do their packages and my timing is of no regard to them. My question then is when is the best time to install and is there any real timing possible since the bees can only be in the package for so long. My concern is that here in Wyoming, the tulips poke out of the ground around March 15th but we can have serious and random snowfall into the first week of June, and I mean SERIOUS. I know I will have to feed for a bit after installing but how do I know when to stop? Do I stop when I see nectar stored? How will I know it's nectar and not syrup? Will the girls bother to store syrup or do they just eat it directly? Like in the fall, am I feeding them syrup so they make honey for winter or am I feeding them syrup that they consume as syrup? I guess it's more than one question but you get the point. I am trying to know when to install (if I have any control over that) and how to tell when to stop feeding the girls because they are now self sufficient.