Just thought I'd add, I looked in the new hive (which is currently 2 mediums with all natural wax foundation) and it was cool last night and indeed the bees made a few passages through the wax, only two 3/4" holes to help in clustering up.
I checked them out today, feeding them of course and they were mostly in the upper box and the queen was busy walking around - big wings on that little lady and she isn't the plumpest queen, so I think we have a new queen there with the swarm. The last look at the mother hive (affectionately called "The Baby Momma Hive" by PDMattox is a real plump and beautiful looking egg laying machine.
Interesting to see who went with the swarm, but I really have great hope for this new colony!
P.S. I remember the day when people replied to my posts - lol. :-\ :-P
Thanks Scott, just say you posted as I did, oh yeah, the other hive is still booming and I mean booming with bee. I need to get more deep foundation and frames, I had my other hive from last year decimated with wax moth after they absconded on me - I won't reuse them, poop all over, and no matter how I clean them (they are the wax covered plastic sheets molded like cells) and even if I cleaned them good, repainted wax on them and kept them as brood, workers will still trek around it and carry anything icky into the uppers - I'm not contaminating the hive at the price of new frames and foundation. I'm really pleased though, having two hives moving to the new home will REALLY be cool :)
Oh... Geoff said he had a great visit with you, so glad that worked out. Geoff is going for the record I think and if he makes it through the South with all them Ventrilo guys, he'll surely give Brendhan a run for his money!