Took a swarm yesterday out of a beech hedge - 12 ft (4m) up. Luckily, I had a stepladder and I was able to poke the lid of the nucleus box (in video) into the hedge and shake the swarm down into it.
It was in my friend Julie's garden, and she had gone out for the day, after phoning me.
I forgot to bring my old sheet with me, but as luck would have it, Julie had left a duvet cover on the line. See also in photo.
Mrs S was horrified - as was Julie, I think, but she was far too polite to say so. Well, I have washed it. What's more important, bagging a swarm of respecting a duvet cover? One has to get one's priorities correct. :-)
Julie is a beekeeper too, by the way, but she didn't want this swarm. I'll look after it in the nuc box for a month, in case she changes her mind.