We had our first Bee Pick Up Day at the Bee Farm. We know everyone that came to pick up their bees were worried about the colder temperatures and what to do about installing their packages.
(a) If you have some drawn comb with honey from another hive, certainly that can be used by hanging a few of the frames in the middle of the hive with the installed package
(b) If you have drawn comb which doesn’t have honey, you can lay the frame flat and sprinkle sugar into the cells until they are full. Mist the sugar just a little so it gets sticky and doesn’t fall out when you stand the frame up. Now do the other side. Frames loaded with sugar can be hung in the hive and used for food by the bees.