[Jeff, not sure why you said that? ]
It was a joke....
Last year my swarms didn't even stick around for half and hour.
She gets a swarm and it hangs out for dinner and movie!
This thread has had a number of good options suggested.
Most require timely action by the beekeeper to keep the bees.
I think I read an attempt to sweep some of the bees in the hive without much success.
I think you felt there were too many bees in the air.
You needed to be patient and wait a few minutes.
For they always resettle upon the cluster with the queen quickly.
In a PM I suggested using an old comb to bait (walk) the bees onto.
Then the frame could be returned to a hive with most of the bees.
Brushing, shaking, and smoking are extremely over rated, trust a bee's sense of smell.
There is a cry for help in the thread title.
We can do little more than offer you our experience and advice.
If you chose not to try any of it, we should not feel responsible if they leave.
Pictures are nice to describe the situation, but its not going to make the bees stay.
If you want them, you have to do something to get and keep them.
If you don't, then let everyone know you just plan to let them leave.
Beekeeping is not a spectators sport.