Swarm and cut outs done free

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  1. Phil Moulton

    Phil Moulton New Member

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    Southern Oregon 100 mile radius of Roseburg, Oregon

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  2. PerryBee

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    Hope you don't mind me chipping in here.
    By the way, Welcome to the forum! :hi:
    You will find this a friendly place full of information and suggestions from a great group of people.
    Now.........
    Swarms for free? = yes, as long as it's not life threatening (heights, dangerous places, etc.)
    Cut outs for free? = Not a chance. After you have done a couple you will understand why. Place a value on what it is you have chosen to do. Nobody should be expected to work for free! The "free" bees are nice, but when you factor in your time and expenses they are far from free.
    If we as beekeepers don't value what it is we do, why would anyone else?
    Just my humble opinion. :|
     

  3. Phil Moulton

    Phil Moulton New Member

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    Swarms and cut outs

    I understand your reply.
    I am a journeyman master bee keeper in Oregon. Did 4 or 5 cut outs in the last year. No swarms.
    I lost many of them to a unexpected yellow jacket attack in sept.
    As I work for a living I cannot drop whAt I am doing and grab a swarm on the fly.
    My intent is not for profit. I wish to re-home the bees from less than desirable locations to pre-approved home gardens. I do the cut out, provide the Woodward and hive and if the hive has honey to share the adopted family gets half.
    As I have a broken neck I do not do roofs from the outside. But bees in walls or attics or trees, I am good with. I will not take any responsibility to do the cutting in some cases and let the homeowner do that while I provide a suit.
    One roofer provided two employees for 4 hrs at his cost to save the hive.

    I Am good with that.
     
  4. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    you have a broken neck? braver than I am. I do some pro bono cutouts but ask the homeowners to sign a liability waiver, and cover cost of rented scaffolding, my helpers if they are not pro bono, and any special equipment required. I rehome the bees.

    By the way, welcome to the forum
     
  5. Phil Moulton

    Phil Moulton New Member

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    Thought about a waiver. Could you possibly share a copy
     
  6. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    waiver

    I think it is in Word 2000 or Word 2003 format now (came to me in Microsoft Works) I can put it in Text without formating, word or RichTextFile. Tell me what you can read and I'll send it along
     
  7. Phil Moulton

    Phil Moulton New Member

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    Any format is great. Phil