Those of you south of the Mason Dixon line may not appreciate this as much, but we had the first day yesterday in months that things got warm enough for the girls to start flying. It was a great sight after 40+ inches of snow in December, and a bone numbing January (-40 wind chills).
Sometimes you have to celebrate the little things in life that point to the fact that winter won't last forever. And this is one of them. Even had to take some pictures! I'm sure we'll get a couple more feet of snow before winter is over, but I'm enjoying the nice weather while it lasts.
The hives look a little dirty, but not sure if I should be concerned or not. There is a lot of yellow snow in about a 30 foot full radius from the hives, so I think that gives me less to worry about? Just a newbee here.