I keep an add going on Craigslist for free swarm removal, or cut out removal for a fee. Most of the inquiries I get are from people that have already gotten a quote from an exterminator or from someone who does removals for a living, but they are hoping I will do it for half the price or for free.
Recently I got a reply that stated:
"Would you be willing to relocate the swarm to *(a location 30 min away from where I live)*? What kind of set up would we need?"
I don't really know how to respond. What swarm? Where is the swarm located? Why do you want to relocate it? Are you looking to get into beekeeping and need help? Are you expecting me to pick them up, drive them 30 min so you can have bees, then leave, for free?
Because it's craigslist, I'm of two minds about it:
1. They could just be looking for a fool to come pick up the swarm for them, then sell it later.
2. They could be looking to get into beekeeping because their friend found a swarm, but don't know what to do.
I'd like to help someone else get into this hobby if interested, but I'm not really interested in losing an afternoon to do it.