The first warm spell and the calls start as the bees come out for "clensing flights". For the uninitiated going from not seeing any bees for months to thousands flying around looks a little spooky. They start looking for ways to get rid of the problem.
Omie, please :beg: keep that weather up there. We have pin blooms on the Murcots (a variety of orange). The grove owner is fertilizing and watering this week. My bees should start pulling orange blossom nectar in less than 3 weeks weather permitting.
I saw the girls bringing in pollen for the first time on Wednesday! We got 2 inches of snow yesterday with a little more possibly Saturday but Sunday is supposed to get back up to the low 50's again. Winter is starting to fade is sin't gone yet.