Well as the sales section started going weird the other week with snakes for sale and bees well I thought I would add this.
Ok so I started keeping bees last year. I put my name forward for swarm collection and got my first phone call last week.
To keep a long story short. The bees were on a table leg outside. We put a blanket under the table, held a box under the table. Lifted the leg and thumped it back down. A large amount of the bees fell straight into the box. Put the lid on the box and put it down on the ground. Very quickly the other bees could smell the queen and started marching into the box. Fascinating. Enjoy.
As an aside if anybody lives near me and wants to view the inside of a bee hive give me a shout. I am more than happy to display my limited knowledge.