The apple tree is in full bloom and the bees are loving it. I spent some time digging up wild raspberry briars that have encroached on the area under the tree, and I could hear the hum of the bees above me. The tree is a golden delicious tree, and it usually succumbs to cedar-apple rust each year. If it does bear, the squirrels vie for the fruit. But right now, it looks great. The honeybees are not mine. I think they are flying in from a farm which is a good ways down the road but probably a half mile or less as the crow flies.
The butterflies were enjoying the blossoms as well. I saw several silver-spotted skippers like this one (in addition to a few swallowtails).