Every year the first pollen to come in my apiaries is usually around mid February. This year was no different. I captured these photos on February 20, 2022. This colony found some caramel looking pollen to stuff in there pollen sacks (look closely at some of there back legs). I am not sure from what botanical source, but it is always exciting to see the first natural pollen coming in of the year. This triggers the queens to begin laying more eggs, and is the first sign of Spring build up. Of course, it snowed and became bitterly cold two days later, so it will take some time for this particular botanical source to bounce back, and other sources will soon follow.