Picked up and installed my two NUC’s today. Bee’s were very calm and everything went well. I ended up doing it by myself but after reading two books and more posts than I can count on this forum I felt very confident. My son helped me once I got home with the boxes. All of the frames were very full of bees, brood, and nectar. I glanced quickly on a couple of the frames for the queen but did not see her. In the time frame from the drive home until I put them on my stand bee’s were already working on the extra frames in the box. I have enclosed a few pictures.
Thanks again for all the help and advice. I am sure there will be more questions but day one was pretty awesome!