Call me what you will but I'm looking at four in the yard (plus one that was combined) that have been done in the last month.
Macon, GA 900.00 (that one was a friggen nightmare with multiple trips and should have been alot more but I stick to my quotes)
Ellenwood, GA 650.00 (my nearest live removal competitor has that posted as his minimum)
Fayetteville, GA 500.00 (next county over and exposed comb)
Douglasville, GA 650.00 (softball sized new swarm in floor joist, simple removal)
Hampton, GA 850.00 (russians, I know where they came from unable to save due to laying worker and to far gone/had to work off of a pergola and deconstruct/reconstruct a vinyl siding chimney to get BTW I live in Hampton)
Sold one today for 950.00 that is going to require two ladders, jacks and plank plus a safety man to get to.
So far that over 3k for the month on bees alone (I also do bats, beavers, coyote, fox, raccoon, snakes and other stinging insects plus all other critters) but when you consider that I have spent over a grand so far on equipment just for the bees and am now feeding the heck out of them since our flow is gone and they need to be on their feet before fall. I also fill the tank on the truck every other day for another 90 a pop. My phone ain't free nor is my advertising. A set of tires is going to set me back almost a grand.
Well I hope you get the idea. Approach this as a business proposition.