>I will be installing a 3 lb package in my new topbar hive this Saturday. Any advice on the best way to do it? I had planned to hang the queen in between bars about 3 bars from the entrance but I am not sure if that is best.
Where do you want the brood nest? I kind of like mine near the back so I can stack supers on the front, but you can hang the queen wherever you like. I would staple the metal strip (there usually is one, but you can add some kind of strip if there isn't) to the center of one of the bars. It needs to be sturdy because the bees will hang from the cage.
> Should i hang it candy down?
If it's from California, there probably won't be any candy. Put it where ever you like. If it's in your back yard, I'd just leave the cork in and come back and relase her in four days.
>Should i just set the queen cage in the bottom of the hive?