What the heck, BB? A drone? I thought I saw an awfully large bee being carried out of the hive today, and now I'm wondering.
This is only my 3rd year beekeeping, but I still thought it was unusual to be almost stung in a Wisconsin January :) I was peeking at their housekeeping when one angry girl came shooting out of the hive.
Through my observation windows, the colonies look as big as they did going into fall, all spread out in our very warm (40s) and sunny day. Lots of hive cleaning and hopefully cleansing flights.