Just put in my first 3lb packages today. What a fun time!!
Everything went well - all six went in without a hitch.
One question - in all six of my queen cages there were a few workers in there with her. The queen was in there and looked fine -but looked a little crowded with 4-5 extra workers. I hit them with a little sugar water, puled the cork (with a little hole in the candy) and hung the cage between the frames - but just was not expecting to see workers in my queen cage.
I assume it's normal as it the same in all six packages.
They assembed the packages on Monday, and these bees have been with their queen for three days now. Going to check again in 3 more days to see if the queens have been released.