AllenF: Is that your humorous way of saying..."Keep them out of the hives?"
Actually since the cut out was done, and they were boxed, the girls are doing a pretty darn good job keeping the shb more in check. The combine is complete, so hopefully I will have another strong colony in the next day or two. (As long as darn hurricane Sandy doesn't mess with us too much!)
asprince...Thanks...I have two with solid bottoms, that tilt forward a bit, the newest ones are screened. Good advice though! Do you use these home made traps? I am thinking I will just order more oil traps...The boric acid is making me nervous.
Thanks to both and all for any additional input!