>so essentially, luring them down from the swarm cluster directly into a new hive.
>You are presumably talking about putting them into a Lang type hive referring to frames. I am not going to be using those much at all, instead TBH.
You can use it as the bait hive and it will work just as well.
>I am looking at using a stand which is same height as my TBH's and when this box is set on the stand, directly in front of the hive entrance ( I do use entrance on the end of TBH) the two holes would pretty much 'line up' giving bees direct entry to new hive.
But what stops them from staying where they are?
>I really am not a huge fan of 'shaking' bees.
I am. It's the best way to remove them from something I don't want them in or on. I'm actually more likely to SLAM them.
It moves all the bees quite nicely.