Your post topic set off our DEF-CON 4 Forum Software alert, sending all the mods to their preassigned underground bunkers until the alert was determined a real threat or a false alarm... :bee: ok... just kidding, but it made me look :)
It has been cool and damp in this part of NJ also for days, the bees are flying but not happy at all and I'll gladly keep my distance until a bit more heat and sun deside to settle in.
The shame of it all is that we tend to have very short Springs and Falls, it seems Summer and Winter really hog up most of the year. I'd love to have days in the low to mid 70s and nights in the low 50s, my windows would never be closed.
But as soon as the heater goes off, the AC goes on here - just isn't fair. But the bees are ready for our big Spring pollen rush only a week or two away, then I get to move the bees to the new house here, after they store up on a massive amount of pollen from over 120 trees lining the main street of my old town.
Until the weather agrees and we get past that, I never think of it as bee season. Many years we have totally missed the pollen flow because it was too cold or rainy for flights - I'm hoping this isn't one of those years, but it is 47 out now and that is the high, very damp and always overcast.
It's a big country, we need to tell ourselves that. Living in a climate where the weather is always nice has it's drawlbacks too - most pest related, but just imagine, we get to see trees change, snow fall, grass that don't need mowing 365 days a year - it's a trade off, but I like the seasons, just wish more Spring and Fall were around to enjoy.