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The sun emerged about 10 o’ clock so I dashed out hoping to catch my bees flying: I wasn’t disappointed. All my hives, at every site, were flying in the warm Spring sunshine. As I pulled up at one site the bush nearby was “humming” with bees busy collecting pollen. It was so nice I could have opened up and inspected the colonies, but had to remind myself to wait a just a few more weeks.