Weather in Kentucky – from the deep freeze to the balmy 60s and back again. Yesterday my bees were flying and today is almost as warm. I did not see bees bringing in pollen, but would not have been surprised if I had. A beekeeper friend in Bowling Green, Kentucky sent me this photo. The temperature there reached 70°F and his bees were evidently finding pollen from some source.
What is blooming now? I suspect this is from dandelions, which flower pretty much year round here in Kentucky, but comment if you think it may be from another plant.
While this warm weather is to be enjoyed (I took my daily walk outside yesterday, instead of on an indoor track), it won’t last. The forecast in Central Kentucky calls for a high of 22°F tomorrow (February 1st).