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Offline snmyork

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Trapout Started and asked about Pollination Service
« on: June 28, 2012, 09:19:14 AM »
I work on computers and one of my clients employee has a uncle with bees in the wall of his garage. They asked me about how to get the bees out without doing a cutout. The only other way I told them was to do a trap-out. I gave them my number and well, I set-up the trap yesterday. I have pictures and will post later. But I was asked by the uncle about how much would I charge for polination or would I be willing to sell a hive. I told him I would let him know.

What do you charge for pollination?
And also for future trap-out and cutouts what do you charge for them?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Trapout Started and asked about Pollination Service
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 09:43:03 PM »
if its not a huge farm operation, then negotiate for some fresh vegetables/fruit!

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Re: Trapout Started and asked about Pollination Service
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 10:53:23 PM »
Hey great It's a start on a possible second yard with benifits to boot.

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Re: Trapout Started and asked about Pollination Service
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 01:13:54 AM »
I just picked up my hive from pollinating a Macadamia tree about  40 miles away....  Jacq was happen to pay for delievery, pick-up and a couple spot checks, just cover my gas and Im good with that....  its a win win for both. 

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Re: Trapout Started and asked about Pollination Service
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 04:43:11 PM »
I wouldn't charge if it had potential as a second apiary and was relatively close-by. Can never have too many places to park some hives :-)

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Re: Trapout Started and asked about Pollination Service
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 08:41:07 AM »
The trapout is in Kannapolis, NC which is about 60 miles away from me. I do go up there every two weeks for work. I am not charging him and with the possiblity of putting some hives up there would be a bonus. He has just a backyard garden and has been trying to get beeks to put hives there for a while. I seem to get more of these and just want to know how  to charge for the next time. He actually ask about pollination service or buying a hive from me.

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Re: Trapout Started and asked about Pollination Service
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 11:17:44 AM »
I would not pollinate for less than 1 hive per mile I have to travel. 60 mile, I would not do, since I don't have 60 hives. It will be a losing proposition for one or both parties. Sell him 2 hives and put him onto this forum and the local beek club.
Here are the local clubs.  http://www.ncbeekeepers.org/chapters.htm

I charge a flat 300 for cutout or trapout, plus extras for things like height, distance, scaffolding, unfriendliness, :D , ETC.

PS. I am also 60 mile from Kannapolis.

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Re: Trapout Started and asked about Pollination Service
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 03:31:45 PM »
Thanks everyone. How much would/do you sell a complete 8 frame deep hive?