I'm nearly there anyway. I have a bunch of ideas to try and such but am stuck with one question:

How do you start a package in a TBH? Lot's of things to read explain how you stick the queen cage between the frames in other hives. Do I need to hang the queen from the top somehow? Can I just set her in the bottom and the bees will get busy making here a new home on the rafters?

Hmm, quit counting the questions...

And if I start with a nuc, how will that work? Can I set it on the bottom with the queen excluded on the outside (of nuc, inside TBH) and expect that the bees will begin their new comb and the brood in the nuc will eventually move?

JohnF