Hello All. I am a total newbie and in need of a little help. When I heard a friend of mine had a huge bee swarm in her tree I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and get in to beekeeping. In about two hours I threw together a very nice top bar hive using scrap wood I had laying around. After heroically cutting the swarm down from a high branch and shaking it in to the hive I took my new hobby home. My concern is that I may have captured too large of a swarm for my hive. My hive measures 22" long and 17" Wide. It has seventeen 17" X 1-1/4" top bars. My hive dimensions were designed to utilize my available materials as well as possible. Any advice from the pros about how many bees is too many? What to do if that is the case. Or am I just worrying too much? I am posting a picture of the swarm to give you an idea of just how many bees I have.