Jim, I agree with you and have priced it very high, Thx. George, good advice having the homeowner watch the hive and give me reports, I hadn’t thought about that, Thx. Allen the mantle is mounted on the brick, good idea though, there is a chance that the fireplace insert was a built in, in which case I may be able to get access to the hive just by pulling the insert out, I’m going to check it out with a bore scope, Thx. Chris & Iddee, I may walk like you suggest, this is a very nice homeowner with 3 little girls who is willing to pay a fair price, so I’m thinking hard about it, no guarantee will be offered. I’ll also wait till after swarm season like you suggest if he still wants me to do the work, Thx. Robo, trap out it is, unless I find maybe that the fireplace insert was a built in, in which case I may be able to get to the colony by just pulling the insert out, Thx and also thanks for your bee-vac design, I’ve built 2 and love them. Jim, you’re right I don’t need any more bees, I’ve built 40 new hives over the winter but with the weather and all the calls I’m getting I recon I’ll run out of equipment before bees like last year, Thx.
Thanks everybody, great site, I was lost on this one.