That acquaintance I mentioned in my previous post has put his nuc box at my place about a week ago (I think on 15th or 16th March). I placed some mango leaves near the entrance when he left his nuc box (making sure it wont obstruct their path). Their traffic has been good. I think the density is pretty high, although not overcrowded. He hasn't ported the colony to my hive yet.
Here's a coarse sketch of the location of the nuc box, where I would place my hive later.
It's inside the house, and behind the bars, so that the box will be secure and bees still get very wide space for their paths. So I'm waiting for him to shift the colony into my hive, with my fingers crossed. :pop:
Do you have any suggestions on what to should I do post shifting?