Part of the "service" the local club does is "Good Samaritan" work. Members will volunteer their time to do cut outs and attempt trap outs. I've gone on one cut out and was ...shocked at the work performed. Their attempted trap outs are unsuccessful, but are said to be good work. :roll: I'm considering picking up some side work next summer and marketing myself for honeybee removal. It's going to be tough competing with 30 or 40 people right in the area who will do it for free, but I see a potential to make some money here, not spend it on gas and materials. I've gotten several calls from the club recently and am starting to feel used. No, I don't have to go out on these calls, but I like the work and like the experience. I've mentioned to another club member about charging for this service and heard "...insurance... liability... licensed and bonded...can't accept any form of payments..." It was not well received at all. I want to learn more about doing this as a side business. My job is flexible enough that time off isn't an issue. I see beekeepers online who get $75-$100 an hour, and I'm doing the same darn thing for free. Plus, as a business, there are tax advantages, too. From what I've seen of local volunteers, know I do better work. If I do this, I'm going to burn some bridges. So, for those of you who make money with honeybee removal, how do you find customers? How do you price your jobs? Are you insured? Is this an actual business of yours? Anything you can share would be great.