Re: Too late for a trap-out?
Two things, if that hive's only been there for a week, that means it's a late july swarm? See if you can judge the size of the hive before you invest a lot of time into ladder work. Also if you don't have a laying queen in another two weeks that hive's gonna be a goner anyway. Just finished a trapout that I started in mid may and I didn't even try to get the queen, just using a beevac to get the population down cause the guy wanted them gone.
BK'n since 2008 15 hives TF (thank you Mdasplitter)