I have a hive that is super strong and it swarmed yesterday. It was I would consider a nice size swarm, about the size of a volleyball. They swarmed in a small elm tree about 20' off the ground. I was able to saw the tree in half and bend it over to the ground so I could work with them. I loped the limbs on both sides of the swarm and had them contained on a section of the limb. I then put the swarm on top of an empty hive body with frames of new foundation. the bees started leaving the limb and crawling down in between the frames. While the limb was still on to of the hive body I carred the hive body and placed it on the stand in the location that I thought was best for the hive. This location was about 8 feet from the hive they swarmed from. After about 10 minutes I gently jarred the limb knocking the rest of the swarm into the hive body. I had to do this about four times to get most of the bees off the limb. During this I pissed somebody off! I was bombarded by hundreds if not thousands of bees. I don't think they came from the swarm I think that came from the origional hive. Did I screw up by putting the two hives so close? I only got stung twice but they were really pissed.