If anything Nature your figure for costs of a cali trip are to low,so the cali profit would not be nearly as good as the honey.
It took us a more than a tanker load of feed,plus new pallets ,because of the rules ,countless hours painting boxes, putting bee pallets on top of freight pallets to keep them clean, and away from "rifa" fire ants,and did i say countless hours and weeks of work in a period that would normaly be our relax before the run for the money honey season and other pollination.
To top it all off, a buddy here, with about the same number of bees made a citrus honey crop which was about the same as my gross almond money.
The only plus is when or if honey prices go back in the toilet, the pollination is steady, it was a very high stress time, but I will most likely do it again, but I have really ask myself if it's worth it, hey but the boxes look better and we're already ahead with new pallets this year.
Yep alot of bees went out to the land of fruits and nuts but it's not easy money by no means, as for the statement of almonds vs honey production, I don't know if I so sure about that.
Where there are fruits and nuts there are beekeepers!!!