The warm, sunny weather these last two weekends has definitely inspired my bees. They are out and about and bringing pollen back to the hive. At first I couldn't see how they could find pollen this time of year. But then I looked around and saw there was some stuff blooming: heather, rosemary, daphne.
See the yellow pollen on her legs? When the workers start bringing in pollen, it sends a message to the queen to begin laying again. In less than a month, we'll start seeing the new bees. Just in time for the fruit-tree blooms!