Re: Cut Out Estimate Help
I have a $250 minimum for a simple cutout with no repairs, from the pics I wouldn't touch it for less that $400-$500. I do this as a business and have liability insurance for the carpentry and my farm insurance covers any incidents(none or at least rare) covers the bees. Both my farm and carpentry businesses are LLC's. I average 1-3 cutouts per week and have stayed busy since the weather turned warm. Since this is a business for me I pay for advertising and everything involved with any business. It may be easier to access from below but the job is much harder when working overhead while removing bees. While many consider getting the bees as part of the compensation, I don't. I generally average between $70-$100/hr., most jobs never take more than 4-5 hours with just one person although I have had a couple that took 6 hrs. I also give a 30 day warranty that bees won't take up residence in the same spot if I don't do exclusion work and a 1 yr. warranty when I do the exclusion work. If they get bees in the same area I remove them for free.
"Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown