i shook most of the bees of of the frames in front of the new hives & put those frames in the new hives. i put the empty bottom ( with bees ) board on top of the new hive. hopefully most of them will join the other hives. there were still a lot of bees in that colony. so now i'm at 9 colonies. i cannot believe how calm these bees stayed throughouy the change process. since i was going to shake them off of the frames i did not bother to smoke them.