It must be warmer in your part of TN then it is in my neck of the woods. My bees flew around for a little while yesterday but didn't stay out long and I didn't see any pollen. That dark orange might be the remnants of an old football uniform somebody through out after the last two seasons.
Yeah, Ive never been a fan of UT football but I think they will have a pretty good year next season. I'm a Spurrier Gamecock fan .
Can you get more specific with your SE Tn? That's a big place. I have a contact here in Rome for hygenic queens if you need it. Don't know how close you are to us, but if it's SSE Tn. then it would only be about an hour for you to drive and pick up.
I live in Polk County, 3 miles north of the GA/TN line.