Right now the trees are at what's called a tight cluster. The flowers are beginning to show themselves. When that happens we need the temps to stay above 28. Bloom usually happens around the fishing opener, but as I said it hasn't been that way the last couple years. Maybe this year it will be or soon after. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
The bees also had a hard winter and my new bees showed up yesterday. The ones that made it through the winter are already leaps ahead of the rest. You can see all the pollen they are bringing in. The next major source of pollen will be the dandelions and then the apple trees. When the orchard is in full bloom and the bees are working the trees, its quite the sight. I can almost taste the honey now! Heres hoping it turns out to be a bit more normal this spring! I'll keep you posted.