A friend and fellow club member who made captureing swarms a hobby to go along with his bee keeping has a number of tools he made and bought.
One of the most important tools is a telscoping pole (goes to 20 ft) with a clamp he mounted on the end. He can use that clamp to hold a hook to place a rope over the high branches of trees then use a slip knot in one of his many ropes to hold that limb in place. Another tool is a telscoping pruning saw clipper combo. He either clips or saws the limb off letting it gentile swing downward. Free wheeling pulleys and some with brakes that the rope holding the limb is pasted thru, going to the long pole with the clamp he installs a home made hook to hook the limb and pull it out away from the tree and gentle lower it to a waiting hive body with frames of drawen comb sprayed with honey sittin on a portable table.
Some of his other tools are a 8ft. step ladder a 10 foot extention ladder and a 15 ft one. a small folding table and a spray bottle full of honey he keeps warm with a 12 volt lite bulb pluged in to the ciger lighter of his truck. Of course he also has the short pruning clipers for low branches and a short pruning saw. He als keep a frame of drawn comb to clamp on to his pole to intice them to the frame of sprayed comb then shakes it in to a waiting hive body. He has captured 18 swarms so far this year. a 12 volt bee vac is being assembled also.
I'm now assembling my own out fit.