Today we had a unseasonably warm spring day, so we headed over to our bee yards to see how they were doing.   We were able to check for laying queens and making sure each colony has enough stores to get them through the next 4-5 weeks.  The bees were taking advantage of the warm weather and stuffing their brood nests with pollen.  The pollen they are bringing in is a light yellow.  I’m thinking it is pussy willow as the maple isn’t quite open yet.  Here’s a short video clip of our excursion.