I thought I would post my experience of installing a package.
Top bar hive as per Michael Bush design. Top entrance.
Received package - Arataki, NZ origin. Tube. 3 LBS of bees and a queen.
Installed at dusk in about 12 degrees C.
The bees had access to 9 bars which included 5 complete brood bars from last year with loads of stores including some pollen. 4 bars with a 1 inch foundation starter strip.
What I did:
1- removed 3 bars from center of the hive.
2- Removed the queen cage and set aside.
3- Dumped bees in the hive.
4- Replaced all the top bars except 1.
5- Removed cork from queen cage, while keeping finger over the hole.
6- Released queen onto the middle full bar of comb.
7- Replaced the last comb.
8- Reduced top entrance to half of the hive width.
Checked the following weekend and confirmed capped brood in the hive.
One thing to note - the bees didn't make loads of fresh comb. In fact I witnessed many bees the following 2 or three days sitting on the hive rubbing the wax off their legs. I suspect this was due to the fact that the hive already had lots of brood comb for the queen to lay eggs. So their focus seemed to change very quickly from drawing comb to foraging for pollen. (Cherry and Plum trees in full bloom)
I suspect that if you want your package to draw loads of comb ("swarms/packages are comb building machines") just give them one or two bars of fully drawn comb. Or none at all.