I would like to tell my method of harvesting honey for those that may be interested. Not practical for large operations, but works for me. I place a empty super with lid next to the hive. Smoke the hive lightly. Break a leafy small branch off a nearby tree or bush. Open the hive and start removing capped frames, using the branch to brush the bees off the frame at the front of the hive. Once all bees are off, pop into empty box, cover back up with lid. Continue as above until done with that hive. Remove empty super from hive when done, or if robbing just a few frames, replace with empty or drawn frames when you are done (Don't do what I did once - "Ooops! forgot frames! I'll just close them up without, and come back later." Then forget.) If you are replacing with undrawn frames place to the outside of any started frames, don't alternate or you will end up with huge fat capped frames and either undrawn or really skinny capped frames.
For some reason the branch upsets the bees a lot less than shaking them off, or brushing them off with a brush. I don't have any problems unless I drop a frame or something similar, even then if I back off momentarily they will usually calm back down. I have tried all three multiple times at the same hives to check if I was crazy or not, but it seems to be universal. Don't know why, but I just go with it.