>1: Could someone tell me when asap is?
As Soon As Possible. That is usually now.
>2: When I get the bees how do I keep them in the new hives I am purchasing? I have my common sense assumption but, I need to hear from people who have done this. I saw partial answers to the questions already. I want to go foundationless like I was doing in Florida. I had really good results there when I started beekeeping even though the old school beeks were frowning upon it.
If you buy packages, you just build your hives and foundationless frames (with whatever guides you want) and put them packages in. If you buy nucs then it's important that the frames at least fit, and you will have to work the large cell combs out of the hive buy moving them to the sides and maybe pulling them in the spring when a lot of combs are empty.