Even if you can't have your own bees, I'm sure they will be more than willing to let you visit and help with their bees. Extraction is coming up and many may be pleased with the offer of help.You can pick up a great deal helping more experienced bees.
If September is dry...as it often seems to be...and the local beekeepers have let down their swarm guard, then you never know. We've a full colony here which has given a nuc and started from a swarm last September and wintered in a six-framer. Same queen (so far!).