Thanks for the quick thoughts bluebee.
I think the other hive can handle the 2 frames...it's a nuc (one of the foam jobs) that was just starting to get crowded so I supered it. they were only about 50% open brood, the rest capped or stores. I probably should have stuck them on a stronger hive but those were harder to make space in in a hurry.
I sort of assumed the orienting meant they were settling in, unfortunately the box will have to get moved in the near future, right now it is outside the bear fence. Its a 10 frame box and I have 5 empty foundationless and 1 half drawn honey, but I did drop in the follower to close off the rest.
I am inclined to agree with you to just leave them alone for a spell. I have a record for messing things up by tampering and tweaking too much. At the same time I want to keep that queen laying and the hive building if I am going to try and winter them on their own...I guess a few days shouldn't matter.