Just seen/heard a mated pair of Canadians flying NE, past golf course by my borage filled garden, this evening.
Inspected some of my hives & brood comb & drone comb in 2nd year hives, some nectar & pollen coming in loads. Seen one drone crawling on ground in apiary today. Early pink peach flowers & some apple seems season is advanced ahead of time. Sunny so-Cal w/ a few swarms for others by coast, more but inland in valley not reported yet. Santa Ana winds blowing bees around but abating later in week. Building more bee nuc's, honey supers & hive stands incase this year beats out 2010.