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First timer; new hives

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How soon should I place my hives in the location before I receive and release my bees into them? They are currently on my dining room table after coating them with the Eco stain and full of frames/foundation. Any chance they will smell like the household with cooking, etc.? Might this deter?
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Bees won't care, The smell of the ECO,Would be worst than the household,& that wouldn't be any concern either. Mark,,,,,,
Thanks Mark, yep Eco smells like our water without being softened!
Know what you mean. But with the hive just sit it out a day & you won't even notice the smell,Good luck with the bee's.Mark,,,,,,,
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