This morning I went out to check the box and found that the ramp which I had put inside the box the night before in frustration, had a huge cluster of bees on it. I have no extra equipment so I rigged up two medium boxes (I also am waiting on an order of medium frames). I put the last 5 medium frames I had in the medium box and added three shallow frames - two of drawn comb and one of honey.
I didn't have a bottom board or any board, so I took the bottom board from a 5 frame nuc and put a two by four on the bricks supporting this rig to balance everything. So the hive is bottomless under 3 frames (the shallow frames), has a nuc bottom board, and a varroa plastic insert for a top weighted down with a flower pot.
I put the empty medium on, poured the swarm into the box just by lifting the ramp and dumping the bees in. I left the cardboard box in front of the "hive" and since there were so many bees left at least until nightfall, the empty super on top that I used as a funnel through which to pour the bees.
What an adventure! (and what in the world I am going to do with eight hives?
Linda T in Atlanta