I'm always eager to spot the first flowers of the season. The early snowdrops and crocuses, then the daffodils, the grape hyacinth, the tulips. This year, though, I'm even excited to see the first dandelions. The sooner the nectar starts flowing in force, from no matter what kind of bloom, the sooner the bees are out of danger of starving. And the closer we are to swarm season.
Guess I'd better get cracking on acquiring a veil and such.