I have used the Hogan method before. What I want to know is if anyone has ever just set up the whole thing in one go. Put the base, the hive body and bee escape on all at once instead of one piece of equipment at a time waiting a couple days between. This tree is fairly far from home and I want to minimize my trips. The swarm just moved into the tree yesterday 4/3 and I'll be there tomorrow to start things. I thought that with not much established, the bees and queen may end up setting up in the hive body easier/quicker.
Any thoughts or experience with the shortcut will be appreciated. Thank you.