I know how to put one new queen and 3# of bees into a new home, having done it a couple of times. But I have never had to do with three new queens and attendant packages. [Had a really bad winter with zero survivors, as did many other beekeepers here in West Virginia]
Anybody have any experience in this area? Any thing I should NOT do? Any time of day that is better than others if you are housing different packages in the same beeyard? I was thinking about doing one hive a day for three consecutive days so that I don't have a bunch of bees who are truly scent-loyal and locked to their "new "queen drifting into a single hive Â— seems that would be a recipe for swarm problems real soon.
Also I am thinking about doing the installation about 7pm as the light is falling, also with the notion of getting the girls to stay more or less put. Or doesn't that matter?