I posted on Craigslist that I would come remove any swarms. I received a call this evening that there is a swarm on the side of someone’s house. It was too late for me to get to the person’s house by sundown. I told him that I would be there first thing in the morning. I hope they will still be there. This is the first swarm I will collect. Furthermore, these are the first bees I will ever have. I am floating just knowing that I might get this one. If the swarm is there at sundown, is there a pretty good chance it will be there in early morning?
Anyway, I need to make sure I take all I need to collect. Have my veil, long sleeve shirt (does color matter, just light color?), pants, gloves, smoker, soft hand broom, and lastly a short top bar hive. He said the swarm is size of cantaloupe. What am I missing? Guess I try and hopefully it goes smooth. Any guidance on the approach of collecting would be appreciated as well.