We are having great weather here and I know that ornamental citrus trees are in bloom and bees collecting. I donít know how many citrus trees are in my neighborhood or out where my country bees are located. There is an orange tree orchard also near my country hives though I donít think they are in bloom.

My question is, not knowing how strong a nectar flow might be going on right now, are the open cells with nectar that I see in my hives stores that they have opened, or would this be new nectar? Iím finding solid areas of open honey cells along with left over capped honey.

How do I know if they are uncapping their stores or if itís new nectar?