Hello all, I'm planning on doing my splits early this coming week - and have been contacted by a person who owns a blueberry farm (only 1 acre - about 500 bushes) who would like bees on property for pollination while they are im bloom. While I'd love to do it - his location is about 2.5 hours from me - and only 1 acre would only need about 4 hives (that would be placed til the end of April). I have a queston about pricing the services... In Texas - to be legal - we have to pay a $35 "intrastate transport fee" when I cross county lines with my bees. I don't want him to think that he's not important.. but - shucks - How can I feel good about charging/asking for $200 for placing my hives (which really covers my gas there & back plus my meals on the road), then an additional $70 for state permits to take them and then to remove them later back to my bee-yard. For only 4 hives for his purposes... What do you guys who perform "local" (I define local as in-state) pollination handle this? I know what the state statutes say about the fees - and I really want to be on the up-and-up.. but I'm afraid I'm just going to have to turn him away.... Thoughts? I dunno that small-scale pollination is profitable with the fee structures as they are. Rex S.