Hope it's ok if I piggy-back this post... just installed 3 lb. package of bees in my new made-from-scratch TBH this past Thursday! This was a huge accomplishment for me (first time ever with bees). Things appear to have gone ok.. but not sure since I have nothing to compare this too, and can't peek yet. With TBH how long do you wait to look inside? We made an observation window, which is covered with a wood panel, but I haven't even peeked in there for fear of upsetting the hive early on. Queen was direct released, and day after I uncorked her she appeared to have gone inside, but again, not sure yet. One observation, in the spot at entrance to hive where queen cage was placed, there seems to be a small clump of bees that just kind of hang out there at all times.. why do you think that is? There are little bits of wax in that area as well. The comings and goings seems to be happening more on the right side of the hive entrance, and they are actively flying about come mid-day. Today is the first really sunny day since I installed so am anxious to do some more "Bee watching."