In the most recent update from Settlement Farm, Brennan recounts being on hand to see the Red hive swarm:
I was just in time to see Red issue a swarm! Fortunately the swarm settled on an easy to reach branch and I was able to capture it. My process was to spritz the cluster with water (with a little Honey-B-Healthy for good measure). Then to scoop and brush the bees into a deep in which I had the few deep frames I had to spare and which had a queen excluder on its bottom.
Will Brennan’s swarm-capture technique succeed? Click through to find out. And check out the videos he posted of the swarming action.