Hi everyone. I just did my first trap-out from a tree. I did not have any brood to offer so I offered the bees new queen. After I sealed all I could see that would allow bees to go back to the tree they started exploring the box and everything looked okay. The next day I found out that they found a tiny hole to get back in the tree so I sealed it and sealed other possible ways they could get back inside. However, they managed to find another small crack in one of the tree branches about 4 feet away from the hive so I plugged that one also. Every time I restricted them to go back, they started to move in to my box and I could see some of the bees fanning out, what I suspect, the feramont that I hope tells me that the queen inside is alive. This queen had been caged on the 3rd and I am afraid that she may not be alive. Can anyone of you let me know hoe long a queen can be caged? Also, can you give me feedback on the fanning activity I saw previously? I would hate to get them out of the tree and set them up with the failure.