Got a call yesterday from the lady at the water dept, they were very pleased with the work I did removing a swarm a few weeks back and ran into another situation involving bees. The had to fix a water main and had to remove some brush in order to get at it. In the process they found a bee tree and cleared the flight path for the bees. Problem is the flight path is through an elementary school yard, playground, and ball field and the entrance to the colony is just above ground level in the crack of a persimmon(?) tree. The tree is in bad shape and needs to come down but with the entrance at ground level I don't think we could fell the tree without opening the cavity. I explained the basic trap-out process and estimated $400 for time and materials and he didn't bat an eyelash. There is a small upper entrance to close off and I'll have to stuff some material in the crack to reduce the entrance before installing the cone. The city will put up a section of privacy fence around the area to redirect the flight path up over anyone using the school grounds until the trapout is complete. I'm going to start Monday morning.