The good news is that with our past adjustments the pine hive never did swarm and seems to have settled in to make honey. So DH and I suited up and headed up to the apiaries.
We started with the pine hive and worked from the back forward. We have a tub that we set the top bars in as we're working. Turns out that the pine hive was already building on the last top bar. This is the comb they were working on, filled with dehydrating nectar:
Here's another few comb, the foremost one is honeycomb at the top (that's capped honey), then empty comb at the bottom and a small patch of brood comb at the lower left:
And a whole bunch of top bars:
All the same honey, just different thicnkesses/amounts so the smaller jar appears more golden and the most full jar the darkest.
Safe to say, this is SUCH a fun hobby. It's much more fun and much cooler than I ever expected, stings and all.