I'm brand new too, just installed my first package ever last a week ago Friday. I've been wondering if the girls are foraging or not too as well have quite a bit in bloom right now. I tried watching them come and go, and I couldn't really see any pollen on their legs. I was a little worried, so, I grabbed a set of binoculars and sat down in a camp chair about 10' from the hive which allowed me to see them well without bothering them. What I found out by using the binos is that 3/4's of the returning bees had pollen on their legs--I just wasn't able to see it.