My brother, a neighbor and good friend, and I have bought a couple of colonies and set up shop in north central Florida, on the Withlacoochee River, just a few miles from its conjunction to with the Suwannee River. We purchased nucs and starter stuff from Dadant in High Springs, FL, east of Lake City. A very nice transaction with helpful people, by the way.
We've had lots of rain this past month (32 inches in as many days), so the fall bloom is significant.
We are monitoring bee activity and learning lots fast.
We'll be lurking, mostly, since we'd have little except observation to offer.