Re: Very time sensitive help needed
When I sell nucs, I tell the purchasers to place the nuc where you intend to put your hive. Let them work there a day or 2 before you put them into the new box. Lets them orient to the spot, and can be installed while foragers are out.
When you just open them up and install them, it seems that it takes longer for the cloud of bees to figure stuff out. With multiple hives around, I think waiting reduces drift as well.
Hindsight is 20/10, not 20/20...
After the fact, I always know what didn't work.