Earlier this year while in California I was approached by a guy who wants me to keep bees on his land next to lots of oranges. He is of course looking for rent money, which is fine, but I have some concerns.

A buddy of mine left some bees behind after almonds on some oranges and got sprayed really hard. Then someone tried to burn up all his hives. Fortunately only 20 hives burned as it was caught early. Does anyone here successfully keep bees on oranges and what is the going rate? This guy has called me again a couple of weeks ago to confirm if I wanted to bring them or not but I'm not sure. It would be great to make an orange blossom honey crop or start some nucs early but I have reservations. Any ideas?