Re: Newbee Trying Trapping
If you are using foundationless frames in the swarm trap, I would add more frames, and fill the box.
If your frames have foundation, the choice is not so clear cut. Some believe that having foundation in the frames may affect the bees calculation of the volume of the box and perhaps make it less desirable. On the other hand, if they build comb from the roof of the trap, that is not desirable either.
Part of the decision matrix may be how long an interval you anticipate between you checking on the success of your trap.
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft