Morning everybody. We've had some strong storms and heavy rain pass through early this morning...er, passing through I should say as it is still raining. I suppose the ladies out back are hanging out in the hive as it's not fit weather for flying.
kathyp, yelp, comb hanging off the bottom of the frames shouldn't be too big of a chore and will be good practice for a newbee to get in prep for possibility doing a cut-out or two later on. I guess my concern was based on some combs I've seen pictures of that curve around and even back on itself, cross combing, etc,....just a maze of wax and bees. In two weeks time they shouldn't get that far along.
Beregondo, I have thought of using some binoculars. The trap is turned away from entrance to the pasture. In the picture you can see part of the pond behind the trap....the entrance is on the other side of the water (towards the north) where you see parts of some buildings. I can make out the silhouette of the trap box with my bare eyes from the entrance side of the water but can't make out much detail...but, that's with bare eyes. At this time of the year, being as the sun will be shining on bees flying in the area in front of the trap and may actually light them up with the sunshine glistening through their wings/bodies. Later this summer the sun will be higher in the sky and will cast more shadow in front of the trap. If I do put a couple more traps out they will be over the rise of the hill and there won't be a line of sight on them from the entrance are to the property...but, with binoculars I might not have to drive as far across the field!