Re: Cut-Out Contract
(This is just an example but its always good to have something in writing)
Re: Removal of Honeybee Colony / Roof Deck Parapet
Thank you for contacting me last week regarding the removal of the honeybee colony inside your residence on Palace Ave. Here is my proposal to remove the bees.
1. I will provide all tools and equipment at the location of the building necessary to remove and relocate the bees. Power source provided by owner.
2. It is understood that demolition to parts of the walls / parapets will be necessary. Removal of feral bee colonies from existing structures is tricky, and it is impossible to determine the extent and size of the established colony until a part of the existing wall sheeting is “opened up” to expose the bees and comb of the colony for removal.
3. Removal of the bees, brood and comb is necessary to insure that they will not once again return to inhabit the building at that location. Only the necessary portions of the stucco wall will be removed to allow access to remove the colony in its entirety, but it is understood that it is impossible to pre-determine exactly how much of the wall will have to be removed. It is our intent to remove the bees and comb, and to relocate the entire colony in a timely manner, once they are placed into our standard beekeeping equipment.
4. We will erect signage to alert individuals what is taking place.
5. We will take precaution to remove the bees in a professional manner. We cannot be responsible for individuals being stung if they wander in the general location of the building during this removal process. Honeybees are generally mild mannered and not prone to unprovoked stinging, however the removal process, and means necessary to remove this colony of undetermined size is a intrusion not normally conducted when manipulating bee colonies. In short, these bees will not be very happy with saws, hammers and demolition to their established home. For the safety of all individuals it is our recommendation that the general area surrounding the removal be avoided while we are working.
6. Because of the demolition involved it is difficult to determine exactly how long this removal process will take. It will likely be a minimum of 4-5 hours or more.
7. Once the colony of bees has been removed from the wall and relocated into our beekeeping equipment, this equipment will need to be left in place for a minimum of 24 hrs, until this relocated colony settles into the new equipment. The bees will then be removed from the property.
8. It is understood that we will not be responsible to replace, or rebuild, any parts of the building or supply any materials to repair the damage to the structure that was necessary to remove the bees.
9. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEE STINGS.
10. Our fee as discussed for this service will be $350.00, payable upon completion.
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