Not if it comes with a force 10 gale or contiuous rain!
Even 10 degrees is not a lot, but it should be a good deal more in direct sunlight, if that should accompany this 'heat-wave' . It was nearer 20, middle of Feb last year.
Plenty of time yet, so no rush to interfere more than absolutely necessary. It used to be more usual for the first inspections to be late March and into April. Some have short memories or think these last few years are typical of all that has gone before. I remember 1963!
- like the global warming warmer winters and barbecue summers previously forecast
Generally. I take each day as it comes- but they have been flying here in the south for a few days -interspersed with flood damage limitation days, most have brood, so they are confident.
Tomorrow if they venture out- they may end up in the next county!!
Early last week we had 12C and sunshine which brought a few out, pollen was seen going in - hazel. Then Thursday evening we had a megga thunderstorm, a half inch carpet of BIG hailstones storm squall wind that brought trees down. After the hail stopped I checked all the hives - all OK roofs on and upright.
As an aside the Asian Hornet's nest (now empty) survived the storm and it is 75' up in the top of an oak tree and was exposed to the full force of the storm, the little beasties certainly know how to build a secure home.