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I have seen some yellow and some olive green pollen coming in. I always thought the olive green was red maple, but it is a little early for that. I have seen some leatherleaf mahonia open and bees working it and I think I saw some camellia in bloom down the street. I'm not seeing a lot of pollen coming in, but any I see is encouraging.
All hives at the house were bringing in pollen today. I take that as a hopeful sign. I added shims and sugar blocks to 2 more hives that felt light and had a large number of bees in the top (food) supers.
I noticed the same thing over on Rankin Place. They seemed to be busy when it was warm. I got a feeding in during the warm spell. Guessing ought do an inspection soon if we can get above 55. The seasonal forecast I saw suggest a warmer milder winter....