I spent a few hours on the allotment yesterday in the sun. For the second time in just over a week, it was warm enough for the bees to be active. Indeed, the hives were very busy. When the bees first got active a couple of weekends ago, I was a bit concerned that there was nothing for which they could forage. They could end up burning lots of energy for little return. Yesterday I saw some bringing in pollen. It seems they have found some flowers after all.
With the daffodils starting to grow, the bees getting busy and blue sky and sun, are be getting the first hints of spring?