Some things learned or learning on my first trap outs:
1) If there is a hole that you can't see, they will!!! Checked the trap out that I attached pictures of, had about 2 frames of bees in the deep, with what appears to be a supercedure cell. They were feeding the larvae that was in it. Also noticed that bees were getting back into the hive in the wall through a couple of spots that didn't appear anything could have gotten through!!!! Well, I got it all sealed up now (at least I hope). I'm sure this will be like starting over, as they have been getting back in to feed the main hive.
2) Trap out #2 was out of a tree. Last time I visited it, there wasn't much activity coming out of the tree. Yesterday, there wasn't anything coming out. I set this trap on June 28. I checked my deep, and found about 2 frames of bees, with a QUEEN. I was so excited. So, do you think this queen came out of the tree, or do you think they raised one? Now, do I remove the cone if there are no more bees coming out and let them rob the old hive, or will they just return there?