I now have two 10 frame deeps, all new waxed foundation (no drawn comb), each with a captured swarm. Each hive has a quart of 1:1 sugar syrup on top. I've been reading through the forum and what I'm putting together is to feed until 8 frames are drawn out and with brood. (If I get anything wrong here, please let me know!) Both hives seem to be buzzing about happily today. Neither seems interested in the other. However... The flower hive (first swarm captured 2 days ago) is going through sugar syrup like crazy. At dusk yesterday, I had to replace the jar on top (they'd consumed 1/2 quart in just over 24 hours) and now, half a day later, they've already consumed that much again. If this is going to be the norm, that's 1 qt or more of syrup a day for this hive alone? Is this normal for a swarm? (Guesstimate was a 3 lb package size.) Meanwhile, the eaves hive (captured yesterday) has barely touched their quart of syrup. Not even an inch gone from the jar. This seemed like a bigger swarm to my daughter and I, so wouldn't it be consuming more? Also...I was reading about putting meds in the feeding syrup when getting packaged bees or nucs. Do I need to do this with swarms? SHOULD I do this? As per other recommendations, I reduced the entrances on both hives just in case and stuck a set of broken bamboo skewer pieces under the top board feeder for ventilation.