I am a numbskull and have agreed to remove bees from a steeply pitched roof. It seems like a very busy hive, and the bees in our area are storing honey like nobody's business, so I'm sure this is gonna be a messy challenge.
The homeowner does not want us to reach the bees from inside the home as the bees seem to be living between the studs (rafters?) of a high and steeply pitched ceiling in their living room, and they're afraid an inside cut out would be a mess mess mess.
I'm afraid that the honey dripping from the roof onto the ceiling will also cause a mess that may destroy the ceiling, and I'm not at all crazy about working on a roof or on ladders. A contractor has been hired to do the deconstruction and the reconstruction, but I'm still not thrilled with the idea of accessing the bees and comb via a hole in the roof.
Does anyone think this situation calls for a cut out? Or am I being neurotic about doing a cut out by going through the roof?!
Thanks for any help you can offer...other than never ever agree to do this again...which I now know.