First, I would open a small entrance, light my smoker outside, get it smoking well without flames, go in and smoke them lightly into the entrance. Take the smoker back out and leave it. You won't believe the difference it will make.
Secondly, I would combine the vacuumed bees on site and leave the hive there until dark. Other than that, it sounds like a normal removal.
100 year old house, the foundation wall where the bees have their entrance is made from limestone rocks and mortar and is about a foot thick, creating an opening to the outside will be tricky. I basically would have to enlarge the bee’s entrance to facilitate that. The colony is exposed below the 2 x 12 floor joists and the basement has an outside cellar door I can sneak a smoker into for a minute or two a couple of times.
I’ll take your advice and combine them at the jobsite before I leave. I made a couple of extra screened shims and can use one as a temporary top till I get them home.