This almost mimics the proposal I made on organicbeekeepers. I thought that someone should get a grant to study the effects of loud noises on beeheives.
Stand beside your colony with your shot gum and fire off a round and report the colony reaction. I'd do it myself, but I don't own a shot gun. The staple gun is the only firearm that I have. I should get training and a permit for that too.
Please report your results. I have a hunch of what will happen, but I don't want to influence that outcome.
"Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen