We have lift off!
This past weekend saw the opening of the first flower on the almond tree, of the first flower on the flowering currant, and of the beehives. All four colonies have come through the winter and are busy gathering the new season's pollen. I was pleased to see that they still have stores of last year's honey, though I'll wait for slightly warmer weather before doing a full check of the brood boxes.
Here I am rearranging the Disc Hive:
There are signs of spring in the apiary:
I am looking forward to the season ahead.