YESTERDAY! It was fairly warm--high fifties here, but kinda windy. I was standing at the kitchen sink talking to my husband and we heard this "bonk" and looked around, and it was a honeybee. It backed up and looked all around at the window like "WHY did that not work?" and then bonked it a couple of times more and then flew around the house looking at the eaves.
I thought it was a little early for swarms, but I have the feeling this might be a scout bee out looking for a new home.
I have no bees yet. My first packages will be here in april. I'm going this week to Kelley's to buy equipment. This made me wish I had a box and a swarm trap.
It's been a cold February here. Isn't it too early?