I live in San Diego Ca. The temperatures here are roughly mid 60's daytime and down to low 40's at night at this time of year. I have a field near me that is about 50 acres of wild flowers that bloom around early March until June. I would love to put a hive right in the middle of this field. I have access to bees that are now in a storage shed that I can capture. I know it's probably not a good time or idea to disturb those bees as they are well established. I have also thought about doing a split from my other hive. My question is one of timing. How long before the bloom should the bees be in the hive in order to establish themselves in the field? Brood rearing has slowed down considerably at this time of year so in this climate when can I expect it to pick up so as to bolster the hive. Thanks again in advance.