We got our first bees in a NUC from Christi at her apiary in Rowlett. We picked it up after work and it was pretty dark when we got it back to Grand Prairie. We moved the frames into the hive using the headlights of the truck. I am very glad we had already handled bees at Christi's class. It made me much more confident as we moved the bees around in the dark.
The installation went well and the bees moved right in to their new hive. We put several gallons of sugar water in a hive top feeder to keep them fed while they figured out their new surroundings.