Great. I just assembled 54 frames last night and considered not attaching bottom bars but I thought....dah nobody does something like that! Now I know for next time. What is the reasoning that people don't use the bottom bars? Just in swarm traps or hives too? I had to modify my bars to fit which made them a bit difficult to assemble, that's why I wasn't going to attach them.....laziness I guess.
As for levelness of the swarm box, I actually went around to all the locations that I will be installing the traps at, to do a "dry run" of putting them up. Just to get an idea of how difficult it will be even without frames in at that time.
What do most people do with the trap frames when a swarm is caught? Place them all into the hive and use them in the hive or install the bees on other frames? Thanks, juzzer