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Took me a while to figure out the concept of a trapout cone and how it works - - pretty cool!
My trailer bees are behind panels and in the ceiling, which they enter and exit through many, many points, so it doesn't look like a trapout will work for me.
A frame of wet brood from another hive to attract nurse bees to the new hive? - - Yes, I can do that. The final spot for the new hive is about a mile and a half from the trailer, so I'm thinking my steps are:
1. Use wet brood to attract trailer bees to a new hive.
2. When I have about 5 frames of bees, and they have capped the wet brood, move the hive 3 miles away, and let them grow a queen. (or introduce an entirely new queen)
3. When I know the queen is happy, accepted, and producing brood, move the whole shooting-match to the new site.
2 moves and lots of work, but it looks like it should work? Am I missing something? Is there an easier way?