i have not caught a swarm at home. with that in mind, here is what i do: i bring them home, put them in a deep or medium, depending on size of swarm, feed them, and leave them alone for about a week. it's good to put them where you want them from the start. the fewer times you move them, the less confusion for them and the faster they can find their own food. remember that they must re-orient to the hive every time you move them.