While looking for a beek with some empty frames, I found someone who is selling off his hives before a big move. I have a two super hive of Carniolians arriving tomorrow night. I had some questions about the process. 1. What should I cover the entrance with? Would a piece of window screen work? If so, how would I attach it (tape, staples)? Hive is on a solid bottom board so I'm reluctant to block it off completely. Will be in transit for nearly an hour. 2. Once the hive is unloaded and set, do I open the entrance? I would think they will be fired up from the move, maybe I should wait an hour or so... Would I put something over the entrance to force them to re-orientate (tree branches, hay, ect.) ? 3. When can I take a peek inside? From what I'm told, the honey was harvested recently, leaving them not much food. I may need to add a medium or super. I have both with bare foundation. The hive has plastic frames, can I mix and natch wood frame wax foundation with plastic? 4. Should I feed them? We will have rain for few days after they arrive. 5. How close should they go to my weak hive? I plan on robbing some brood frames for the weak hive. 6. Queen is 2 years old. When should I consider a replacement? Sorry for all the questions, but this situation unfolded very rapidly.