Charlie is already cheating at our San Francisco trapping site. First, he brags about placing other of his traps one mile away. This reduces my chances of a catch at our competition site and tripling his chances of catching the rare swarms in that area.
Secondly, he has realized that the trap he set (not on his own of course, I told him) has an open screened bottom, which makes it less attractive to a swarm due to draft and light entry. He wants to go by and swap out his entry. I say no.....once entered and placed there is no changes or modifications allowed.
What do you think? Should I let him weasel out?
All of my opinions and suggestions are based on my five decades of actual beekeeping,
not so much on book learning, watching YouTube videos nor reading internet sites.