Very new to bees and this year is my 1st hive. I talked to a lady this week that said about once every year or so she has a swarm of bee's at her house and lets a guy catch them. Said if I was interested the next time she would contact me.

First off, is it a certain time of the year they swarm? I am in northcentral Missouri.

Next, how the heck do you catch a swarm? Need special equipment or just set an empty hive out for them to go to?

Once they are caught, just put them in an empty hive and buy a queen?

What else would I need to do?