The flox have started to bloom, but it looks like the apples and lilacs are done.
Took a walk out to the hives a couple of hours ago; the temperature had just warmed up to 60, and hives were alive with bees zooming everywhere. A few were foragers and took off; I saw no returning foragers. Most were buzzing about aimlessly near the entrances. Are these new foragers taking orientation flights? Or just bees who have been cooped up too long by cold and rain?
Anyway, it was good to see them. The area around the hives has been way too quiet for most of the last week.