Conveniently, the tree was not a very tall one so it was easy to reach the swarm.
Hubby put a step ladder in place with a box of frames just underneath. He climbed up and gave the branch a shake, hoping to dislodge the swarm into the hive.
It's a very dramatic moment when all those bees are buzzing through the air, but the strategy worked and they soon settled into the box.
Look how many bees there are!
We waited until they settled a bit, and then located the queen. We returned early evening to add a few items to make their housekeeping easier, and will check on them again to ensure all is well.