anyone familiar with bee drumming
i'm pretty sure that it is what they used to do to get the bees to move up in a tree. for example if you have an established hive in a tree, ->(never happens right) and you want the bees. what you would first do would be cut the chunk of the tree which contains the hive. then you take it home and wait until your reddy to transfer the bees to your hive. At which point you drill a hole in the top of the chunk and place a super on top of the hole. then you start to hammer around the base of the tree chunk below the hive. as you hammer you walk around the chunk and slowly really slowly start to move your way up the the chunk until you eventually reach the top of the chunk. by this time the hive would move you into the super to get away from the vibrations caused by the hammer.
a guy that i know that used to catch alot of swarms each year and remove established bees said that he used this and it worked but the trick is to go really slow. tell you the truth i would just split the tree chunk but i'm a lot younger (20) and can do that kind of crazy thing and not pay for it the next day. later