Went out today to check my two hives with plans of opening them up today. I knew something wasn't right because there were too many bees flying. Looked up and saw the swarm about 18 feet up in a pine tree. Nothing to get up that high so I trimmed some lower limbs and grabbed the shotgun. I set the box about where I thought the bees would land. On shot and the limb came down and missed the box by about 18 inches. My first time catching a swarm wasn't going very well so far. The bees congregated in another pine about 45 minutes later. Still too high and the limb was to large to shoot this time but is was within the reach of my limb saw. Thought process was to cut through the limb so it would sag down and then I could get my bees. Everything went well and the limb started to sag as planned, then it just broke. Back to the ground with the bees. Now the bees are a bit irritated. Well some went back up in the tree and some stayed on the ground. I waited 1 and 1/2 hours and the scene was still the same. Not sure what to do I grabbed another box and put 2 side by side. Odds of bees coming out of tree and landing in one of my boxes now increased. Still a lot of bees on the ground. Shot the bees out of the tree and they landed on the corner of one of the boxes. Did the best I could and sealed the box. Left it alone and came back to find all the bees are now on the ground. Robbed one frame of honey from a strong hive and put in with the box along with some nasonov and set the box directly in front of the bees. A few started going in the hive. I picked up a stick in the pile of bees and gently put it in the front entrance. Bees going in and out for the last few hours but still have a couple of thousand on the ground. Not sure else to do.