Beekeeper Fred was out checking his bees today. At several hives he saw bees returning with full pollen baskets. Seems early for pollen. Did the several recent warm days make some plants start the flowering process early? These are Russian's by the way. Notice the dark bee coloration and the light grey color of the pollen baskets. Saw no pollen at any Italian or Carni hives. Feedback by club member Gerard indicates this is probably propolis.