I've been hired to trap out some hives from houses in and around Charlotte, NC. The funnel/lure hive method was a snap to do with a nectar flow on, but not doing so well with no nectar flow occuring. Some of you talk about using a plastic pipe to route the bees from the funnel tip into the lure hive. I've been trying that, running the tube uphill and then @4" into the lure hive, with the exit on the bottom board. The bees from the houses go up the tube end, but actually turn around and retreat downill to their hive entrance rather than enter the weak lure hive. The bees in the lure hive don't even seem to know the tube is there & no fighting is going on. I've tried spraying sugar water aound the tube end and on the floor, but that has not changed any bees mind. I assume that using the tube means that I need to enter the lure hive elsewhere. Can any of you relate just where that entrance should be?