While the first is an interesting video (ok, a slideshow with audio track), it underlines a very interesting ecosystem of beekeeper, Leatherwoods and pollination.
The almond industry really needs the US to have a Leatherwood forest somewhere.
What plant could work in the south? Flowering trees, in general, are more stable a honey flow due to taproots are not as dependent on weather.
.and another fun video on Taz honey