Do NOT remove the right side trap in 4 weeks from the start. For an older colony such as that, 6 week minimum, maybe longer. IE: a full week without a single bee leaving the house.
The directions on this forum say use silicone caulking. Did you, or did you use something else for sealing the house? I have never seen them remove the silicone and make a new entrance.
>>>>1) Was I correct in assumming that there were 2 hives or just one huge hive?
2) The (leftside) entrance Trap out is not working that well. Any suggestions on What I need to do?
3) Should I wait to remove the (rightside) trap out until I have removed the bees from the (leftside) trap out?<<<<
1] Yes, there are two colonies.
2] It will never work as long as they can return to the house. Seal all entrances with silicone caulk.
3] The right side should be treated independently, as if it were miles away. One week with no bees leaving the structure, not even one, before removing the cone. Then watch for pollen being carried in the structure. That is a sign of brood still there, so the cone must be replaced and left for another couple of weeks.