if its cold i suggest shaking the bees out and putting the almost empty box in the back of the hive. last week i installed fiteen packages on a cold day by hanging the queen and then setting the package in the hive like last year. it was a mistake and im glad i went back, checked and realized they werent going to go forward and cover the queen. i went back dumped the bees with the queen. im glad i did but it made for twice the work.
the next day i hived another fifteen packages down the hill a 1000' with beutiful weather. i dumped the bees with the queen this time. those bees were moving so much i know they would of found their way forward but fool me once shame on you-fool me twice shame on me.
all that is gold does not glitter