I have captured and lost my share of swarms. My Beekeeper friend tells me that he never captures a swarm before 3 pm ( leaving them wherever they settle and hopes they don't take off) and rarely looses one.
Did I read that spraying with sugar solution keeps them at the new home?
A large Beekeeper here tells me that splitting hives is a much much easier way to get more hives and he thinks that catching swarms is to much of a gamble.
Any comments and suggestions>