** With David Payant's encouragement, I have started to mark my queens (and a few drones for practice). This doesn't help me find them in the first place, but it sure helps after.
***Flowers are really out and the bees are all about it. I have seen more of other pollinators this spring--a good sign of maybe a bit of a comeback.
**** I have been fortunate to have the help of 2 daughters while working the bees recently. Both Cassandra and Alicia spotted queens right away--that speaks well for young eyes.