I will be checking tomorrow to see how it is going. Bee Whisp, I am not totally sure I have this one sealed up till I drop the trap cone. I used Cleo's idea of blacking out everything but my entrance. I used black trash bags. Seems to have worked well. My entrance is the only one they are using at this time.
I checked the tree today and there was about four frames of bees in it. I did not spend much time or take any off. Again I only had foundation for this trap. I am going to give them a few days to build some comb.
I played this one a little different than the house trap. The hive box has been attached three weeks or so. I went today to add another frame of uncapped brood and take off some bees. I was a little overwhelmed when I opened the hive box. It was completely packed with bees They have built out come and started storing honey and pollen in it. I only had a 5 frame box with me so I closed it back up and decided to ask for advice. Should I take all or the majority of the bees in this box the first round? I am going back Sunday, I have 2 five frame boxes to transport and a hive box waiting. I just could not believe how many bees had taken up residents in the box.
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