I just added a new section for McCartney Taylor's videos.
He has been beekeeping as a hobbyist for a few years but he has a lot of great videos on catching swarms and using swarm traps.
Here is an article he wrote about it with a few of his precautions when catching swarms. I wouldn't try to do this without a bee veil like John Pluta does.
Here is an excerpt:
"Beesuit – Don’t believe that swarms are passive and gentle and you can remove them without a veil and suit. The first swarm you run into that was caught in a few days of bad weather will teach you the meaning of pain when they open up a **** on your unprotected arms, face, and torso. Treat them like a drunk with a gun, gentle and usually harmless."
Swarms = Free Bees: Preparing for Swarm Season - Article
Methods of Trapping Feral Swarms - Recommended link in article
I also learned that there is a way to add swarms, which are caught late in the year, to weaker hives. Just remember, when it comes to queens, "There can be only one." (highlander humor)
I've also added an Additional clips section for Kirk Anderson w/ a couple short clips on catching swarms.