elle sagenev wrote:Will they move in?
short answer: no.
somewhat longer answer: maybe, but it will be a lot of work. they're never going to just give up their hive in the tree and move into your box. that's especially true if there's honey in it. honey is just not helpful in a bait hive.
there are two ways to get bees into your box from the tree hive. the first is if they swarm and the swarm likes your box. that still leaves a colony in the tree hive. the other option is a trap-out. trap-outs range from very slow and difficult to impossibly difficult.