I drove back to the Twisp Carlton road and set the wood duck box upright on a makeshift stand and unscrewed the opening so the girls could check out their new environment.They were very docile. I checked them later that same day and they were flying all over the place getting used to their surroundings.
The next day I went to check up on them. I took a piece of their comb and set it aside. Then unscrewed the side of the wood duck box and set a hive body on top. We put wood pieces and tape to cover the openings around the wood duck box. Then we placed the piece of comb on the top of the frames in the hive box and put the lid on it. We left them and entrance into the wood duck box and one at the hive box ( a hole in the front). I am planning to go back this weekend to check on them.
If any of you have any ideas as to what else I should do to encourage the girls to move up into the hive box, I welcome your suggestions. I certainly don't claim to have much of a clue about all of this!!! Susie