I hived my first package today. A big thanks to psfred I ordered packages from Kelley's on the same day Peter was going. He saved me 4 hrs of driving and I got to see his hive and Woodward projects. The install went smooth, but getting the can out is tough. I dropped it several times, irritating the girls no end. They are in my 8 frame deep with a lot of honey, pollen and drawn comb. These girls were so busy, they built a 4" piece of comb in there package. I am hoping to put another deep on by the end of April. Reading all the package queen debates, I want to. Requeen with one of mine. My plan is to pull 2-3 frames of brood in May, put them in a nuc, to make a queen. If I can steal a queen cell or two, make another new queen. Since they make lots of swarm cells and only a few supersede cells, is my plan flawed? What a great day.