I just got a call from a guy that witnessed a swarm yesterday flying towards his home then setteling on the chimny, now today the bee's seemed to have found a way in a small quater sized hole in the mortar. If i placed a bee escape over the hole and put a bait box with pheremone and a couple of frames of drawn comb in it would it be too late to expect the queen to come out with the rest of em? or do i just cut my loses and atleast retrieve the bee's that i can? also. about how long would it take to trap out most of the bee's? The guy's really into saving what bee's he can but cant have em settling there due to the fire hazard. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as ive not done a trap out yet.
thanks much, Bob