In Maryland you should be seeing the same thing we are in in Washington, willow, filbert (hazelnut), crocus with maybe alder or birch pollen being brought back to the hive. My bees have been bringing it back for about a week or so. They still have honey stores and are building up the pollen stores for beginning a brood nest.
If you think you need to, feeding pollen patties is ok but feed it in small amounts as it is a dinner invitation to SHB. I would break each patty into 3-4 parts and feed each part to a hive. Wait until that is fully consumed and then feed another round the same way. But my guess is that if the bees are bringing pollen from trees and flowers they'll probably ignore the patty. If that's the case remove the patty so it doesn't attract SHB. Consider every hive coming out of winter as week and susceptable to pest invasion.