First time beekeeper
I started out this season with two new 10 frame hives and two four frame nucs. April 27 I placed the four frames into the two hives. This was about the time of the peach and plum bloom. Many bees were working I think every bloom set. I had a big job thinning. May 19 I come home and see a swarm in my Rhododendrons about 20 ft from the hives. I clip the swarm from the tree and place them into a empty box over a large hive box. Another bee keeper places a frame of brood from another hive in the new hive. This hive is growing. May 25 another swarm and I place them into a small hive because that is all I have. I put a hive top feeder and sugar water over this hive so they can make a home. I don't have a small frame of brood to go into this hive and they swarm two more times and I retrieve them and place a Queen excluder under to hold the Queen inside. The first Hive to swarm has a small super full of nearly capped honey. I think I want to combine the two small hives so I don't need to buy more equipment this first season. Comments or advice ?