Caught my first swarm for the season today. Nice big swarm hanging to the underside of a tree branch about 12 feet off the ground. I managed to put most of them into a 5 frame nuc and hope the rest will follow. I really need to make a bee vac, it would have made the job much easier.
I use a 20 l honey pail i have a hole in the lid with a bee escape attached, i shake in as many as i can put the lid on and hang the
pail by the handle as close as i can to where the swarm was, within 20 mins they usually all have gone in the bucket, works for me