Backwards Beekeepers Dennis and Steven did a tree hive removal recently, and Dennis has the whole story on his blog:
Steve did most of the bee collecting. The new beekeeper Ed G. was filming the event for posterity and jumping in to help when he could. The neighbors came over for a glance from time to time but most kept a good distance.
Feral Hive - New Home - Redondo Beach (The Buzz In The Dale)