Ok, I have three packages coming. I am installing them into two ten frame hives and one five frame. Do any of you completely close off the hive when installing? Those who have what benefits are there or disadvantages?
I have also bought pollen to feed. How much pollen should I start with each hive?
I am starting with screen bottom boards. I have read it is a good idea to close them off when starting with a package. Is there any truth to this?