Utah State University Extension
Getting your hive set up and your bees installed is an exciting first step for a beekeeper. However, it can also be a confusing and anxious time if it is your first experience. As there are many different methods for installing bees, this fact sheet provides a guide for the first time beekeeper. As you become more comfortable and experienced with your bees, you may modify these recommendations and methods to you own preferences.
Walker-Bravo, Andree; Hansen, Sheriden M.; and Gunnell, JayDee, "Setting Up Your Hive and Installing Bees" (2019). All Current Publications. Paper 1999.