Now I have to ask.... Do these high priced removals include all repairs? $600 bucks is just too much unless repairs come with it.
Yes, she and the other beekeeper who I think is great at this, both leave the place looking exactly as it did before the removal - they clean out where the bees were as completely as possible, stuff the area with insulation, and put it all back together as good as new. The only thing neither one of them do is paint.
And Cindy is the gentlest beekeeper I know. She has been keeping bees since she was 11 or so when she did it with her father. She moves very gently and slowly and respects the bees. It's amazing to watch her in action. I saw a video of her removing bees from inside the top of a church steeple. She was respectful both of the building and the bees (and a bunch of the church people watched from the ground below!)
Given how far each of them drive and how carefully and beautifully they handle the removals, I don't think their prices are out of line. I heard Bill Owens speak at Young Harris, encouraging beekeepers to value their services appropriately. He is the other fabulous bee removal person in Georgia.
Linda T in Atlanta