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I have a swarm of bees who decided to move into a house today, I did not get to them before they moved in, so I am looking at a trap out.

My question is that since they have not really had a chance to set up house keeping, will the queen possibly come out of the house?

I have made a cone and I hope I have sealed the edges down good enough to keep the bees from getting to the entrance. I have set a hive body with some drawn comb, next to the cone, and I am planning on putting a frame with eggs and brood in the box so they can make a queen.

Is there any thing else that I need to be doing besides checking to see that the entrance really is sealed up?

This is a brand new experience for me.

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I have heard that a repellant like Bee Go can work if there isn' t much brood.
The trick is to get it inside the cavity behind the bees.
LGO or Swarm Commander on the trap?
 

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Happy Home:

Sounds like you've got it pretty well covered.

While I've not had experience with driving them out, I've watched several videos of folks using bee repellant or smoke to good effect as Jack suggests.

Bees will be bees won't they?
 
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