Cleo, yes I have been reading the posts about Joseph's trap I haven't quite grasped the entire concept yet. I will probably have to look at the actual trap to understand it totally. It sounds exciting though.
The bees have just about run out in the tree, and still no queen. I am considering pulling the trap. I hate to give up on her, but I don't know what else to do. I do know as soon as I pull the trap they are going to exterminate the rest of the bees that are left behind.