I'm never very lucky at finding waist high swarms these days - on my swarm page http://www.beemaster.com/honeybee/swarms.html
where you see all these swarms from 2 to 10 pounds, all no swarms back then were 40ft up as has been the case in resent years.
The most elaborate swarm device involved a huge sheet of plastic 10ft square, a bucket, a grapling hook and a swarm catch super.
I made a cone shaped sheet from the plastic with a 4 inch hole in the center, all the bees I dislodged from 40ft up using my lasso and grapling hook (ugh) would fall into the plastic, slide to the hole, into the bucket below and then moved to the swarm super.
the plastic sheet was tied off on several trees and I arranged it as best I could below the swarm.
I tossed the rope and hook onto the branch afet avout 5 tries, fairly near the hive. Then I would give a sharp long PULL on the rope and a few pounds at a time fell into the plastic, rolled to te center and into the bucket.
WITH SOME HINDSITE - I might have just placed the super below the hole in the plastic, eliminating the bucket completely.
Read the swarm page linked above if you haven't before - see how LUCKY some people get - I'll take a 3 pound swarm on my mailbox any day over them 40 footers - they are JUST so darn hard to get.