I took an extra day off to get my garden planted today since the Almanac is indicating tomorrow is the best day for above ground plants but rain coming. I received a swarm call from a very bizarre person indicating he wanted to save the world and asked if I was a beekeeper. Long story short, he was very bizarre but hey, he tipped me off to a swarm, ha! Threw my equipment in the back of the car and off I went. The tree they were hanging on at head level had been trimmed last week. I had just finished making one of those plywood nuc boxes yesterday and wondered what I would do with it. Well, I put it to work today. I had to make a feeder lid and vent super real quick for it. I had hoped to have my shipment from Kelleys by now but the bees will have to make due in the nuc box for now. Kelleys said they received over 200 orders Monday and were going crazy down there. Anyway, I learned from my mistake of brushing last week. I held the box up and below the swarm and then placed a section of cardboard behind the swarm from the bottom up, slowly...kinda like when I filet a fish. It worked pretty much better with less anger from the bees. I am noticing that my attention to having pretty and perfect hive equipment is falling to the way side as things speed up. My workshop is a mess...wood chips, foundation papers all over the place, stacked supers and hive bodies, whew! The bee yard is growing fast!