This will be the first time I start a hive with a package. When I got my first 2 hives they were already established (unknown how many years old) and filled with wax, brood, pollen, & nectar (and nosema, varroa, & waxmoth in Mary). So I've never seen a colony start from the beginning. The best part is all the new wooden ware. With Mary & Myrina I had to start replacing parts piece-meal from day One. Neither of them has ever had all new parts.
Things I must do first:
- Build & paint all wooden ware
- Select hive location & build stand
- Add Chronolog to Blog
- Read up on installing packages
- Pray it won't be raining when they show up.