the next move is to block off the tunnel. there is one of those red plastic bee escapes installed on the tunnel.
Ah-HA! I've read those pages, rober, but somehow I missed the fact that there was an escape. Thanks for clearing it up for me!
Hubby & I actually missed out on hearing Cleo speak at the Beek Assoc of the Ozarks (Springfield MO) in April because we went to the breakout session for new-bees. Wouldn't you know it, a week or so later we got a "bee tree" call. UGH!!! So we've been winging it based on those Hogan trap-out instructions and Idee's video.
Have you baited your trap with a frame of eggs?