I sort of had a freak out moment yesterday knowing my first bees would be here in about a week, so I started watching install videos on youtube and I ran across this guy.
For those that don't want to watch it he basically sets the package down in the back of his hive, pulls the syrup can and the queen and hangs her up near the front. Then he closes up the hive and lets them crawl over to her. He comes back 3 hours later to an empty package and all the bees at the front with the queen. He pulls the package out and adds some sugar water to the back.
It looks like it worked just fine for him, is there any reason not to do it this way? It seems a lot more laid back and nicer to the bees.