Let me backup.
this is week #3
When I set the trap out on the tree the bees were taking the box which had 6 frames, one of which had eggs and larva.
I also used lemon grass essential oil and sprayed the bare foundations with Pro Health.
I had to add a 2nd box in just a few days.
All of a sudden there was a lot of bees on the funnel, like a swarm.
I vacuumed about 3 pounds of bees from the funnel and tree.
There are bees flying directly into the hive entrance.
But there are some bees collecting at the base of the funnel then crawl out to the end and enter the funnel.
I have 2 way traffic in the funnel now.
The entrance is fine the bees use it good.
I just can't figure where all the other bees come from all of a sudden.
And why they're using the funnel instead of the hive.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.