I just had to give up a swarm because it was too high up in a tree. It was hanging on a very thin branch about 20-25 feet up. No way to get it without a cherry picker. I thought about that bucket on a pole contraption. Maybe that would have worked. Maybe if I could have lassoed the branch and pulled it down? That could have worked too. But a professional, multiple section, tree pruner would have definitely worked but the swarm would have been smashed to the driveway below. A tree pruner pole outfitted with a noose at the end could have solved this problem.
Anyone ever heard of this? Or made one? I'm mentally designing one as I write but I'd be interested in finding out what solutions to this situation you all have come up with.