Bees from an old hive to a new hive
About 2 weeks ago I caught a swarm of honeybees, I placed them in an old hive I had,but the bottom board is attached to the body. I now have a new hive and wish to move them to it.
I know I should wait another couple weeks, but I am new to beekeeping. The bees seem to be calm and happy, but the swarm was as big as a basket ball. I have them in a 10 frame hive and it seems they are crowded. I really don't want to keep them in the old hive as it was setting around for unknown yrs. I think, if I wait 'til evening and move the frames with the bees on them to the new hive and simply pour the remaining bees into the new hive, this should work. If anyone knows a better way, I could use the knowledge.