My Friend is wanting to fill his old/new hives(4-5) and thought I'd look and see when the almonds will be done there and if anyone will be selling any or know of any swarms in the area. He cuts the old almond wood for the orchards and is around them most days if he's not out fishin'. He'd probably bee willing to help if needed.
He got me started 3 years ago w/ his old gear so I thought I'd try to get him back going now that he's showing interest after I had him help me w/ 3 swarms and a cutout while visiting me last summer!
Thanks and good luck this year!