Caught two nice swarms today. One in Belle chasse, the first one and one in New Orleans.
The pics don't do the first one justice as they were up in a bush. They were about 4 lbs of bees or more.
The second one looks really big but was slightly smaller, perhaps 3 and a half pounds.
I was working as fast as I could on the second one but rain set in and the remaining bees clustered together on the cover and some on the magnolia tree.
They rode out the 15 minute storm, the sun came out and I was able to get all in the set up but perhaps 8-10 bees.
The first one I donated to a friend and mentor, the second I kept.