Just to update on my first time trapout.
1st set up my entrance hole wasn't close enough to the base of the trap, meaning nothing happened. Lost frame of eggs.
2nd set up I made a top and drilled a hole in the top and butted it right up against trapout cone. Got Bees Bees and more Bees in a 5 frame nuc. Had to change out the 5 frame to a 10 frame got to full. They made 4 queen cells and I waited for the hatch. Gave her 2 1/2 weeks checked an still no sign of her or any eggs. Purchased a queen now eggs eggs an more eggs.
My question now is: Its been so hot the Bees beard every night when I want to close off the opening and bring them home, do I need to just leave them until it cools off more of how do I get all my bees home.
OOO and another quick question I have 3 hives at home and I've noticed several different time that those big japaness hornets come by the hives a swoop off with a bee
, is this just normal of what can I do to protect my lil girls.