Thank you for the response. I'll look into making a bee vac. Could a wet/dry vac be adapted? I'm visualizing hooking a second hose on the "out" that could blow them from the drum into a hive body.
I understand there would still be nurse bees, etc. in the hive when we open the wall or floor, but I was hoping to keep the number of bees exposed to the interior of the home to a minimum.
In my perfect little world, all the flyers would move to the exterior hive in a single overcast day of 60-65 degrees, the house would stay cool, and all the little nurse bees would curtsy and thank me as they moved willingly to a new hive, and the queen would jump up and ordain me Keeper of Her Realm. We would all go back to my place and live happily......
But alas, as I rather expected as I drafted my post, reality is looming, ready to snap me out of it
I am still interested, for future reference, what is meant by "funnel." Are those one-way cones used, the ones for getting bees to vacate the honey supers?