I am going to start to slowly get kitted out for swarm and colony collection so i am ready to go in spring.
I am wondering what every has in their swarm collection kit for a) regular swarms and b) colony removal?
Do you just take a nucleus hive, or a plastic tub with rails to hang frames, how many frames do you take, how many bees/how much room do you need; eg do you take a 10 frame deep or an 8 frame standard or a few frames nuke?
I will obviously take my video camera and my bee suit.
For colony removal is the bee vac really worth the effort, is it that good? If it is i guess you want it to be transportable. Maybe a plastic tubbed hive with drawn frames? A lightweight version of this http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/beekeeping/bee-vac/
? or is it easier to use what will be the new home of these bees right from the start and suck them into a pre built hive?