Forced (because I didn't want to see the bees killed) to do a very late season trap out in chimney 25ft. up due to the homeowner getting his house tented for termites.
Cone went on 10/17/17.
Didn't put in brood because I knew by the time they made a queen cell and she emerged it would be way too late for her to find drones.
I'm now on day 23 with a laying worker hive with several thousand bees.
I have a 5 frame queen right nuc.
Should I use a push in cage in the nuc to protect the queen and then do a newspaper combine on the trap out with the nuc on top?
My thought is after the bees combine it should shut down the laying worker problem. Also I thought if I use a frame of open brood from one of my very strong hives in the trap out that might also suppress the laying workers.
I'm in Florida and the temp today is 81 deg.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.