i taked to the owner of honey run and i am going to get a nuc. then i am going to cover the entrace and put a wire cone so when the bees leave they cant get back in. he said that they will ecept the nuc as their new home. then when their are just a few bees left i am going to try to remove combs and hope i get some of the brood. the nuc should be fairly strong with the brood and the bees. i hope i can also get the queen. should i try to get the queen with the brood. also would the bees raise the brood combs and what would i do if i can get the brood and the queen. thanks jp for the info i have alot to learn sorry for all of the questions i have learn a great deal of info from this site thanks again joe
Not to discourage you Joe but trap outs can be quite complicated. Simply placing a nuc under a cone will not get the queen to exit or most of the bees for that matter.
Trapping requires you to use a bait hive WITH brood from ANOTHER colony to entice the bees out to cover and tend to the brood in the bait hive, you may have to replace the first box at least a few times to get the majority of the bees to leave.
Many who try trap outs fail for a variety of reasons, ie, the hole in the cone is too small leading to a ton of bees that get congested when trying to leave and succumb leaving a big mess, the hole too large, not sealing all holes or the cone correctly and bees escape.
Also to consider trap outs take on average anywhere from 4-6 weeks on average, when you know what you're doing.
Still, and I am not trying to discourage you but I think YOUR best bet would be to place swarm boxes or traps out to catch swarms from this tree starting in the spring.