Re: Too late for a trap-out?
Is there any way to do a normal cutout? The trap out method can take several weeks, and the sooner you get them in a hive, the better. And, even in two weeks, they will have some comb built and can lay some eggs sooner if you can get to it and band it into frames.
Note-This is my first year, and all 13 of my hives are from cutouts. The 2 trap outs I tried were not nearly as successful as the worst of the cutouts.
John Sampson-Tucker County, WV
14 hives - All cutouts and swarms