Sometimes on a Winter Fly Day very few bees come out of the hive. Then only briefly to drop off dead bees or to take a cleansing flight. Today, however they are spilling out in droves. At 55f in the shade it looks like a mid Autumn day out there with the bees flying out of the yard looking for any remaining pollen. Tomorrow is forecast to being even warmer. Which will be a great way to start 2011.
This year i started tracking the fly days. They're listed on the calendar at the bottom of the blog page. I don't know if it will lead to anything but it's worth watching for now.