What is the least amount of hives you have seen someone try to offer up for pollination? Are there people that pool up say 20 hives each and bring a hundred or so hives in the equation?

I am no where near having enough hives, but lets say in a few years I have 20-40 hives, would it be better to just knock on doors and offer a pollination service on say, smaller acrages? Or would my "20-40" hives be pooled with someone else to fill a contract?

Just curious if there is opportunity for a smaller scale beekeeper to get their foot in the door.

I hope im not stepping on any toes, just curious how the pollination thing works.

How long is the bloom generally?

Thanks for any responses!...............Jason