I saw a 30-second video last year of two guys catching a swarm high in a tree using a pole bucket. Since I don't have a ladder-and really want to catch a swarm this year-I spent $15 at Home Depot and made one myself.
I unscrew the bucket from the pole and keep my swarm jump kit in it. The bucket cups the swarm, then the beekeeper gives it a sharp push to dislodge the bees from the branch, then pours the swarm right into a box or nuc.
Now, I just need someone to call me. This is my third year advertising for swarms. Let's hope third time's the charm.