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Checked today as we saw temps in the low 50s and I watched a few bees bringing in pollen. A few days ago under similar conditions we had nothing. Good sight to see, truly can't wait for spring.

Sorry the pics aren't amazing, quickly snapped a few with my phone.

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I spotted some pussy willows yesterday for the first time this year. A bit late but quite exciting just the same. BTW that was in the Groton area by work, my hives are a little north and I haven't seen any yet here. :(
 

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Good to hear, my one hive is barely hanging on with a pollen patty & some homemade fondant.
Welcome to the forum wildbillc...

I visited most of my hives today and also saw a little pollen coming in. Not much, but it's a start. 4 hives on the shoreline were especially active.
 

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willbillc where are you in Clinton? I'm on the southern end of Cow Hill Rd.

BeeCurious how many hives are you up to now?
 

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Checked today as we saw temps in the low 50s and I watched a few bees bringing in pollen. A few days ago under similar conditions we had nothing. Good sight to see, truly can't wait for spring.

Sorry the pics aren't amazing, quickly snapped a few with my phone.

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Glad to see it. If my eyesight is not fooling me, one of the two bees looks like they were rolling in pollen. A few of my bees looked like they were taking a pollen bath. :)
 

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I am on Vienna lane, off Old Orchard...just a mile or two north as the bee flies.
Guess I'm not the only one keeping that Vineyard going. I hadn't seen any hives in Clinton yet but I figured there were a few around. Interested to know how many of us there are and where those drones and queens are off to.
 

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Guess I'm not the only one keeping that Vineyard going. I hadn't seen any hives in Clinton yet but I figured there were a few around. Interested to know how many of us there are and where those drones and queens are off to.
CT Bee registry has not been updated yet, but lists 3 beekeepers and 4 hives from the previous year.
 

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My bees here in Rowayton were pouring in today with bright yellow pollen. I have one pussy willow bush thats loaded with pollen but didn't see any bees on it.
 
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