We’re collecting our flow brood box tomorrow night from a beekeeper who has installed a nuc in it over this weekend. I’m not sure if we should put the super on it as soon as we get it home or leave it as is for a few days for the bees to settle. Also, would I need a smoker for whenever we do put the super on? We’re still waiting on ours to arrive in the post. Finally, I’ve read that it can helpful to leave an object (i.e. leafy branch, rag, piece of dowel) in front of the entrance so that the bees, when first opening the entrance after relocating them, have something to navigate around and that will help them to reorient themselves?
If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated as we’re complete new-bees!