and i must be a slow learner. this was todays swarm.
looks like a piece of cake. unfortunately, there were at least that many again under the truck in the wiring and (surprise) the frame of the truck is hollow! i crawled under and kept scooping. they kept going back to the truck. nice bees? not a chance.
i have never, in a hive or swarm, smelled alarm pheromone that strong. it was enough to gag me.
anyway, eventually they started fanning and kind of slowly heading into the hive. i left it and i'll go back and see how things are in the AM. i'll take the smoker and see if i can smoke them out if they have returned to the truck frame. still many bees on the truck, but not returning as quickly. with luck, i got the queen in there. these weren't the kind of bee that you could examine one handful at a time! :-D