Okay, it's my turn . . . . FINALLY!! Just happened to be driving down the road to look at a swarm trap and happened to see "something" on a bush by the side of the road. Immediately my brain says "Was that a small swarm or just dead stuff on a bush?" I back up and yep, swarm of bees.
I run home and get a hive, bottom board, and lid. Close the entrance with tape and go back to the swarm. I was just able to get the deep hive body and bottom board under the swarm with a few inches to spare. One little shake, and they all fall in. Put the lid on and we are on our way home.
It was a small swarm - probably 1 1/2 - 2 pounds - so I'm thinking it must be a secondary swarm. My first swarm of the season!
Summerville, PA 15864