>>>>I thought "drumming" was getting bees to move up and/or out of an old gum log?<<<<
SEE, that's what you get for thinking. Haven't I warned you about that before? :evil:
Actually, most all the old legends have a half dozen or so names. Banging on pots and pans ain't no different. Location may have something to do with it, too.
I would venture to say iddee, that drumming perhaps was used as an explanation to actual tanging, in that most beekeepers never even heard of the word tanging before. I have heard beekeepers refer to tanging as drumming, but have never heard a beekeeper refer to drumming as tanging.
Tanging for hundreds of years has been used to describe banging on metal to settle a swarm as the hive is swarming. Nothing more, nothing less.
Drumming, a much more defined and written about term, defines when a beekeeper beats on a old gum log to get bees to move up and out of the log and into a box placed on top.
I have never read about, or heard about, in my years of beekeeping, a beekeeper drumming out bees from a tree, and using the term "tanging".
But I have heard about beekeepers beating on pots and then calling it drumming. I would say the term used as "drumming" was used for the lack of any other word known to be used.
And even if some "cultural" differences can be use as an excuse, it may be better to clearly define the two going forward.