Wow. Being a first year Beek with first overwintering sure is interesting! I didn't expect my bees to be "working" for another month or two since we get frosts until April 25 or so! I've been thrilled to see cleansing flights all winter,although my cluster got so small it's been hard for me to hope they'd make it.
Now the little darlins are bringing in two colors of pollen!!! I don't know who-the-heck has flowers but my bees found 'em! wow!!! My crocus haven't even blossomed yet although buds are out. All it takes for my bees to fly is about 52 degrees,on and off sun,and no wind. With all my swarming and doubts last year I may have ended up with a "survivor" strain.That would bee so awesome! They have many combs of honey still since their numbers have been few all winter. I don't see mites on the dead I check although I'm sure some are in there.
I only had one hive last year but have a second hive ready,empty nuc, and purchased package coming in April. Now I'm thinking I should split these tough gals too! Well, I just wanted to "report" since today was such a Very happy day for me! This old gal almost wants to dance around! Gosh I love bees. HB