The maples are in bloom and have opened up yesterday and I am congestion and sneezing. No sign of the basswoods blooming but still a bit early for them. The wild bees are very aggressive and Amy got stung Sunday. The Carolinian and Russians are surprisingly docile compared to the wild “American” bees. I removed the queen excluders off a few of the hives as the bees were not going up into the supers. I will suit up this weekend and check things and perhaps add another super to the power hives. The weather seems like it’s going to cooperate for at least this week.