Hi yesterday Dave Chatterton and I transferred the bees from the wine barrel into a 10 frame large langstroth breed box. Being a first time for both of us the event did not go as smoothly as many YouTube videos suggest. Opening the barrel was not too difficult, But once opened we were confronted with a mass of capped and open honey combs which we had to remove before getting to the limited brood combs .As a result sticky gloves and lot of honey spilled on the ground. Anyhow we managed to get 3 frames of some kind of brood. Added the remaining 7 frames. I left the hive cover half open at the front for the day. To day I closed the hive and added a feeding tray. At the moment the bees are frantic and I have the impression they have a bit difficulties to enter through the new low level openings instead of the big round bung hole in the middle of the barrel. Although we did not find the queen she is most probably inside, if not we found enough young larvae which could be made Queen ??? I got some nice photos but do not know how to upload them. Apparently uploading worked. Could not manage to put a title at every picture but I assume you get the drift. Any comment welcome so we can improve on next challenge.