Please refrane from further posts on this specific topic.
As being versed in this specific situation, not all facts have been presented to the forum.
I have personally seen this group of bees, because I needed extra hives to fullfill a contact. Upon inspection of the hives in question in the Bakersfield area, I refused to put them on my truck. After inspecting 28 pallets and finding over half empty or 1 frame of bees I quit and went home. Out of this group I found 6 hives that would minimaly meet pollination standards.
Again please leave this topic alone, the parties involved need to figure out a solution and information given based on partial info serves no one. And yes they are in contact with each other.
Larry Pender,Jubilee HoneyBee Company,Camarillo, CA