The mild weather recently means that swarming is likely to start early this year. I would not be surprised if the first ones come before the end of April. The early warm weather also means that there is honey to extract from the hives.
Along with the honey there will be wax which means I have one of the ingredients for making my skin balm with organic olive oil and essential oils of Frankincense and Geranium, though I will need to buy some more of each before doing so.
These oils are chosen for my standard blend, partly ecause they go so well together but also because they are two of the oils least likely to cause adverse reactions in someone who is sensitive and being anti-inflammatory in nature are good for many skin conditions as well as just being good for rough skin.