Got a call around 4 pm, a guy had a "soccer-ball sized" swarm in his tree, about 12 feet up. He had a ladder I could use to get to them. He was mowing his lawn when the bees came roaring in...he said he ran for the house! I got them boxed up, eventually...the branches were close together and it was hard to get my box under the swarm, but patience pays off.
I got home, and started building frames...I didn't have any extras made up, the swarm calls have been coming too fast (4 collected in two weeks, plus a cut out, and a few packages installed). Then I had to run and get food for the dogs, and I got another call...but it was just too far for me to collect, so I referred it to the NJBA, figuring there was a closer beek who would be able to get them. Plus, my swarm box was still occupied, and I didn't have anything around to whip up a second one.
Today is a rainy day, I don't expect any calls. I did manage to begin to combine the swarm with one of my recently hived packages this morning before work. Everybody was pretty calm despite the early hour and the weather.