I am trying to find out exactly how one would get started in almond pollination. I live only a couple hours drive from the almond orchards. I was thinking of gathering together as many hives as possible from our local bee club and then hauling hives out to the almonds. Can you deal directly with the almond growers, or do do only deal with large commercial operations? Would it best to try to work with almond growers directly or use a intermediate pollination company?