Hello all -
I have 4 hives and from everything I see they have all made it nicely through the winter. With that being said, it appears that they are starting to come back to their senses and wake up from the winter. Currently, they are flying on good days (sunny, temps above 35F / 2C, and little wind). My observation is that they have long sense passed the "cleansing flight" stage, yet we have absolutely no bloom or flow whatsoever. My hives are located just south of Saratoga Springs and north of Albany, NY.
With that being said... what could they be doing? None of them have any pollen or are carrying anything that I can see yet they seem quite intent on flying somewhere then flying back in with quite vigor! I guess it doesn't really matter and I should just be thankful that all 4 hives made it through the winter, but i'm curious as heck.