Funnel size on Trap Out Help Needed.
Doing a trap out on a house wall. We will go after the comb once we get almost all the bees out of the wall (or that is the plan). Owners don't want the house full of bees and don't want to chance it, so either get the bees first or they get sprayed. Will be helping with comb removal (it is family deal) so just not trapping them out here. Get to help with it all.
I have done a few trap outs, never got the queen, but have pulled a majority of the bees in two instances. But I have had some issues being as successful as I hoped in both cases.
When you place the comb in the trap and trying to draw out nurse bees and maybe the queen with comb of larvae and eggs, people place a funnel to let them out the cavity and not back into the original hive. I have tried this but had bees going in and out of the funnel.
What is the best funnel design?
Does it need smooth edges or would a fringe of wires help?
Anything as far as suggestions would be nice and so would pictures.
I will try to post a picture of trap out configuration tomorrow.
Started 9/13, building slowly, not trying the no treatment anymore