I am worried about the bees. It is a bad day: sunny but very windy. The bees want to fly, but it they do they will blow away and probably die. The bees are all installed, but I am not sure they will all take. A good number of packages die due to a bad queen, or dissatisfaction with the hive.
I tried to use as much drawn comb as I could in the new hives, hoping the bees will see it as home. I had not frames of honey, though, like last year. A frame or two of honey will convince any queen that the new hive is a good place to live.
Right now the bees are gathering around the front and there is a lot of cleaning going on. I hope that they like their new homes and stay.
Here is a slide show of what the hives looked like this morning.