Do pardon me, but I'm a stealth user of this website, and have contributed very little. I do have question for general audience that I don't find answers to when searching other beekeeping sites. Today my one year old, thriving hive swarmed. I knew even with limited expereince and a lot of reading, that the hive had a tremendous amount of bees and with queen cups forming I was at risk. (I had planned to split the hive on May 9th when new queen arrives). I successfully gathered the swarm up from 19' high apricot tree in yard while perched on a very vertical old oak rung ladder. Based on experience with package bees (3 lbs.) I estimate 25,000 bees were dropped in the bucket and trfrd to deep box. My question: the past week the odor from the hive has been stronger and stronger smelling fermented or a winey smell. DOes the smell indicate a swarm is 'brewing'-(sorry no pun intended.) Then 2nd question: in one week's time (when new queen arrives), should I requeen original hive, or the new hive--thus can I get fair indication in one week whether produced queen is vital? Thanks for your help--this is the most interesting and dynamic of all beekeeping sites!