I'm starting a yard that is over 100 miles away this year. I've been trading a fellow honey for elk meat, and he wants some bees on his place "to see how they will do" Looks to me like they will do well, pasture with irrigation ditches and weeds growing everywhere. A couple untended alfalfa fields that are spotty and overgrown. Should be able to make some honey and may improve my trade deficit!! The bees know what to do without my help most of the time, so I'm more concerned about the bears in the nearby Natl Forest.
Since I will going that way, I may be able to buy Sgt Tom a cup of coffee one of these days.