I got to use my home-made bee vacuum yesterday; got about 6 lbs of bees with it (only about a dozen dead ones - worked great!). I put them in a hive body with a frame of eggs/brood and a sugar water feeder so they would stay. My question is, is there a better way to get them in the hive body other than just dumping them in? When I opened the vacuum box, the banana smell was very strong & the bees were not happy! I sprayed them down with sugar water before I put them in the hive and it calmed them down somewhat, but not as much as I would have liked. I've hived a couple of swarms, and they were very enjoyable to watch/handle (but they also had a queen).