Last summer I did a split in that way. I knew when the queen was coming, so the day before, I split the hive, moving the incumbent queen with the split. The following day the purchased queen arrived. I set her in a quiet place to spend the night. The next day I placed her in cage with candy plug, into the hive. This seemed to work quite well. So from the time I split the hive to when I introduced the queen was about 36-40 hours.Just wondering if I should set up my nuc a few days before I get my queen so they will accept her faster and she can start laying? Or should I do it once I get her?