We have had some weather in the mid 40′s to 50′s in the past week, plenty warm enough for bees to fly on most days. I have yet to see any real pollen coming in, and the activity at the pollen bucket pretty much confirms my observation. When it got into the 50′s the bucket of pollen substitute looked like a swarm of black and white bees covered with pollen.
Maple trees may be a bit behind where they were last year and the buds on the trees in my yards don’t look like they’ll be blooming anytime soon. The 10 day forcast doesn’t show any warm days yet either. Still, I can smell spring coming and it shouldn’t be long now.