Hi, 2 days ago we rescued/appropriated a swarm from my aunts chimney. They had been there for maybe 5 days. Considering we had maybe 24 hours to purchase a hive, build a bee vacuum out of our shop vac and google as much info as we possibly could I think it went relatively well. Only lost about 7 bees in the vacuum box. We are short of guessing about 2000 or so bees? We unfortunately were unable to vacuum up approx 200 bees due to the fact they were just too far down the chimney to reach, but are certain we got the queen....not that we've actually seen her yet but they seem to be all be staying in their new home and balling up around a certain point. This morning we removed the reducer at the bottom (we kept it completely closed for 36 hours) and we had this ball of about 60 or so bees that had not made it into the hive during the initial operation. Here is a photo: It was dark by the time we arrived home with them and a small bunch didn't want to exit the vacuum box. After a few attempts to brush them into the new hive they started getting cranky so we called it a night. We weren't sure if then those ones were just confused or maybe the queen hadn't made it into the hive. But this afternoon we opened the top (sort of....a bit more about that in a minute) and brushed most of them in and kind of "showed" a bunch more where the door was. I think we were successful because now it looks like this: I have no idea why that photo is sideways. Anyhoo.......here is our dilemma/problem: We only put frames in the bottom box, using the top box as a sort of funnel to get the bees down from the vacuum box. And as it was late and dark and the bees were getting grouchy we just put the lid on...All we collected several pieces of comb from the chimney. One was as large as a human lung, the other slightly smaller. We placed the smaller piece between 2 frames and the big one was so large we just kind of set it on top of the frames, thinking we could remove it a bit later when we placed the frames in the top box (were thinking of doing that this weekend)........but the bees seem to have made a huge ball hanging from the roof of the whole hive. They are coming and going from the bottom like they should........but do we somehow dislodge them from the roof and down into the bottom box and place the frames as soon as possible? Or leave them alone they will figure it out and we can safely remove the lid and place the frames? The lid is really heavy to lift as the moment as there are so many bees hanging from it. Sorry that was so long winded. Oh the boxes take 10 frames......we have 8 in with a frame feeder at the moment in the bottom. Thanks for any advice anyone can provide.