:wave: Iâ€™m in my 2nd year of beeking. My introduction to beekeeping began with a pressing need to get a colony of bees out of a wall of our house. The bees had been there for 3 years, and having been turned down by 2 beekeepers, I took on the task of doing a trapout myself. I got a 3-hour lesson from a friendly beekeeper (too far for him to do the trapout) on handling bees and learning what the hive was all about. Then I found Iddee on this forum and he coached me through an 8-week trapout, for which I will be eternally grateful. The trapout was both an exhilarating and terrifying experience (being envelopped in a cloud of VERY angry bees when the hive was taken down), but it gave me a sense of calmness to go forward, knowing Iâ€™d been through the worst of it. I now have 4 hives.