If for no other reason than to gain the experiance, I have embarked on my first trapout. I have what I consider to be a somewhat unique problem, the tree with the bees in it is 20 feet from a well traveled country road. My first concern is having someone wonder off with my hive so I decided to build a camoflauged hive ( as I built it I couldn't help but think it was starting to look like something the Flintstones would have ). The bees are coming and going thru a hole not more than a foot off the ground so I plan to try to hide the hive in plain sight and hope it is unmolested for the time it takes to do the job. I will post more pics after I get it set up. My wife wants to know why our other bees get plain white condos and the strays get a log cabin, we/I may end up having to update the entire subdivision to maintain peace in the ol' homestead.