I got a chance to go down and meet Hambone this past Saturday. We checked out two of his hives and he was very kind enough to give me a walk away split of one of his booming colonies.
Well here it is, in place in my back yard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-tqutizlgQ
That queen cell we saw is capped already and there are about 2 or 3 others with larva in them ready to be capped soon. And the half of the pollen patty I put on is about 95% gone, including the wax paper! There is a lot of nectar and a few cells with pollen. They are loving that frame of honey, but I'm considering adding a miller type nuc feeder that I built just to give them a little extra.
The video would have been a little longer, but I had just gotten done opening them up and they were a little testy after I came back with the video camera. The girl flying by in the last frame was buzzing my head, so I decided to get outta Dodge. Luckily, without a sting.
Next time I'll try to remember to take the camera with me when I'm doing the inspection.