Okay so I did order bees for my OH and they will be here in a few days -- my question is, can I just 'load' them in onto rite cell wax coated plastic foundation frames ( six ) --
Would it be much better to just force myself to be patient and start them in a hive, and THEN transfer them in? I am really eager to watch my girls but I don't want to mess this up by putting them in somewhere they might abscond, etc.
On the other hand, I don't want them orientated to the apiary here -- its close, and its the only one I have -- they need to be ready to call the OH home. This is an outside OH rigged to a house window.
If I put them in right off ------I'm going to use the great idea I saw here of putting in the QC and then letting them traipse in!
Since they will be here in a few days or less I am really anxious to know whats best to do.