Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom
I have been pollinating almonds in Glenn and Butte county's for over 15 years and this is the latest bloom yet.
My grower in Glenn county told me that there is not a single bloom on the Winters variety, the earliest in that particular orchard as of 2-15-19.
The latest that I have ever seen at least one flower is the 9th of Feb.
I am at least grateful that we got the hives in the orchard on the 29th of Jan because the rain started 2 days later and has not let up since.
One thing about beekeeping; always surprises around the corner!
I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
That makes my opinion beyond dispute!