Re: Semis vs truck
I don't think there should be anything you would need to do to hives in almonds, so you wouldn't need access to them. I don't know if almond growers feel the same as apple growers, but apple growers I pollinate for don't want to lose one day of bees working the bloom because someone was working their bees.
I deadhead back home from SC. Unless a backhaul job was close to my route it wouldn't be worth it to me. I can't imagine a job paying well enough to compensate for the bother.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau, Mark B