Yeah, thought about that...would definitely be problematic getting them down...stand would hold it, but getting them down is the big difficulty.
Back to Trapout number 1. I visited the trapout when it just got dark to see exactly how many bees I had in there. What I saw from underneath the five (screen bottom board) was six frames completely convered with bees, plus a few more on frames 7,8 and 9. All in, probably 6.5 frames if they were all shoved together.
What I also noticed was that there was a big pile of bees clustered together at the entrance to the trapout box. Not hanging in a beard below the entrance, but piled up and across most of the screen bottom board entrance. Never have I seen that before, it was as if they were not allowed inside even though there was plenty of room for them. The trapout box is a 10-frame deep hive body. Any ideas what is going on?