Re: No beekeeping experience want to try and do a trap out in Texas
> If only I can get my hands on brood... that would be key, right?
One [longer term] possibility is to purchase just a queen once your trap has accumulated some bees. Take those bees and your purchased queen to a separate hive. Once they are established, now you have a source of brood to complete the trapout from your house.
You can also set up swarm traps in the hope that swarms may move in. If they do, again a source of brood.
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft