Well, I really messed someone up last week.
They asked me to remove some bees from a house. I made the mistake of asking him if he'd thought about keeping the bees.
Wasn't until later that I learned he was recently unemployed, had 7 kids and had $300 to his name.
I tried to suggest that he let me give the bees to someone else, rather than paying me to remove them. He got angry, and told me nevermind, he was going to do the removal himself.
By this time, he'd already bought a smoker and veil, and had built his own box, but no frames. He'd also spent two days watching videos on YouTube and had become passionate about the bees.
I hope he did the removal Okay, and that he didn't spend his grocery money on bee equipment.
I guess, while it's nice to get someone get started in the hobby, you have to be careful about over-selling.