This is just out of curiosity for now especially since I don't even have bees yet or any equipment but I was just wondering what one charges (when and if they charge) to do bee removal? I figure swarm removal in most cases is easy enough but hive removal from a building would be quite a bit involved. I was thinking about contacting a friend of mine who owns the local pest control company and letting him know that next year I would possibly be(e) interested in helping do any bee calls he may get. As a new bee keeper I think the reward of possibly getting free bees would be payment enough as well as the experience but just thinking ahead of time in the case that it ends up being something I can do on a regular basis to help them out. I don't know that I/they would even charge for swarm removal but doing a cut out might be a different story. I know that right now they just spray the bees and I really don't know if they even realize there is another option but I am going to let them know very soon that even if it isn't me, there are several other keepers in the area that would likely be more than happy to get the bees.