Re: New install
Beekeepers have been shaking the bees from packages into hives for a very long time. Your queen should be left in the queen cage for a few days until they release her therefore you don't have to worry about them killing her. You don't want to plug the entrance either. There will be some bees that won't make it into the hive during the install and you want them to be able to get inside. The bees upon being shaken into the hive will immediatly start fanning at the entrance to "announce" the scent. Any bees outside the hive will follow the scent to the new home.
Everything on the internet is not true. You would be better off following the guidelines of a good book or better yet an experienced local beekeeper. Package installs are fun. Good luck.
Beekeeper? Shoot, my bees keep me!
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