This is the first time while living in Cairo to have an over-wintering beehive. I visit the hive often and see what's going on. Sit. Watch the activity & number of bees arriving with pollen: yellow, gray, & green. Part of my routine also is to lift up the back of the hive to feel how heavy it is - over time this gives me a relative sense of how their honey stores are holding out. The bees are working our camellias & it seems from the amount coming into the hive that there's a pollen flow happening now.
Still working on this shawl. Nearing the end - ready to be done & working on something new.