I wish I weren't so darned impatient. Earlier this evening I went with another beekeeper friend to take a swarm..about 12 ft up on the branch of a tree. We set up a ladder and climbed up...held our box under the swarm and gave a good shake. Then brought the box down...installed the frames of drawn comb..put the lid 9/10th's on and waited for the remaining bee's to join them. About a half hour later there was still a baseball size clump of bee's hanging at the swarm spot in the tree. Bee's in the box were fanning like crazy and I got impatient waiting for that group to come down. So...up the ladder I went...figuring that a would give that small group a quick shake...they would fly...and would then quickly join their sisters. It was not to be. I shook...they flew...one flew straight to my left earlobe to deliver a quick sting...and they went back to their spot. About 20 more minutes and they decided to come on down on their own. Next time I will exercise more patience. I know that last clump would have come down on their own and my additional interference did not instill in them a desire to move along more quickly. From now on there will be no more shakes after the initial shake....unless I have reason to believe that we didn't get the queen. The remaining bee's will eventually come down. Still...it was a nice swarm...had a good time...met some nice people...and got paid for it. Apart from a sting to the earlobe, it was a very good experience!