Removed my first swarm of the season on Monday March 7th.
About 15 ft up in a tree. Barely reached it with my 10 ft ladder.
Hearing many others throughout California catching swarms just this week.
There's a good nectar flow right now here in the SF Bay Area.
This was the bulk of the swarm. I cut a branch before this and removed only about 1/6 of the group.
Took three branch cuts to remove the entire thing.
A few more pics on my blog: http://losaltoshoneybees.wordpress.com/