The general public on the other hand is afraid of swarms, that fear causes the bulk of most of my swarm retrieval calls. Doesn't matter how much I explain the bees will probably leave on their on, they still want to pay to have them gone NOW.
Just keep your immediate neighbors informed regardless of how you do it. Some take to it well, others need to bee eased into it, "Oh you didn't know I had bees? They've been there since _____." I show some people pictures of my 7 year old holding up a comb of bees barehanded wearing shorts and t-shirt and people generally calm down after that.
Scot Mc Pherson<br />McPherson Family Honey Farms<br />Davenport, IA<br />BeeWiki: <a href=\"http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org\" target=\"_blank\">http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org</a> <br /><br />Pics:<br /> <a href=\"http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/\" target=\"_blank\">http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/</a>