Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?
i see an occasional bee bringing in bright yellow pollen here throughout the winter on those days warm enough for flight.
i'm guessing it is coming from ornamentals kept by neighbors and/or the stray winter dandelion.
the first tree pollens start coming in heavily at or about mid-january here. these are usually a dirty pale yellow and i believe come from the tip tops of elms and maples.
when going in about late february or so to checkerboard the average colony will have its first round of brood capped or sometimes just emerged with the next round of eggs laid in those cells.
journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives