SwarmPatrol.com - a new specialised web site for swarm collection
http://www.swarmpatrol.com has just been launched to make it easier for general public to report a swarm and get very fast notification to the nearest Beekeepers who can collect it. It is based on GPS coordinates of the swarm and allows the system to locate the 3 nearest beekeepers to the swarm and sends them a text message to their cell phone with the contact details of the person reporting the swarm. It is then up to the notified Beekeepers to negotiate the collection on a first available basis.
Registration of SwarmPatrollers is free and it will probably take a while to populate the site and make it come up quickly in Google but the idea seems great. I am sure the site can be expanded to gather lots of interesting information. The swarm location map is great! Should be a perfect tool in readiness for the Northern Hemisphere spring swarming season. We are the guinea pigs for it here down under!!