I have been hired to do a cutout of 2 hives in a photographers studio in the next few weeks. He liked the idea of the bees being there and let it stay, until it swarmed and took over another wall of the studio, and are now getting inside.
Here is the catch though. He wants the bees to remain his property, on his property, and wants me to maintain them. Has anybody done an arrangement like this before? What should I charge to maintain hives? He wants me to maintain them for a portion of the honey produced. I gave him a list of equipment he will need to buy for the bees to remain his property and bumped my cost up for the cut out as I cannot make money from the honey they would normally have produced for me.