I have a hive trap set up made from a nuc box with 3-4 drawn frames; i9n the past several days I am seeing bee actively. I have not seen a swarm, jut the bee coming in and out. I have an active hive about 50 yards from the trap and I wonder if the bees I see are from that hive and the bees are stealing wax. I watched the trap for five minutes and saw around 50 bees coming in and out of the box. What do you guys think is going on? How long should I leave them alone until I check the box and move if a active hive.
Any thoughts, advice greatly appreciated.