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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #240 on: April 13, 2019, 09:15:00 pm »
Up at sparras/picinnini dawn/first light, Max... 0430/0500 at this time of
year - and at the wheel by 0600, Sundays being an exception as Macca's
 Australia All Over takes precedence.
Sooo 1000hrs,  Macca done, I'm off to mow a meadow. ;-))

Cheerio..

Bill

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #241 on: April 14, 2019, 08:06:50 am »
Yep, me too sparras is best time of day before everybody else is even thinking about it.
Get to see some great dawns/sunrises.

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« Reply #242 on: April 14, 2019, 05:02:14 pm »
Yep, me too sparras is best time of day before everybody else is even thinking about it.
Get to see some great dawns/sunrises.

Yeppas, that big ole yella fella just keeps on giving. ;-))

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #243 on: April 15, 2019, 02:01:37 am »
Just noticed some Paulownias out - far too early. Do they think it is Spring?

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #244 on: April 15, 2019, 03:10:04 am »
Warm enough.
 I missed the flowering but 6 of our Jaboticabas are fruiting again not a huge crop but will be enough for some decent feeds.
Out planting the garden a week ago and put some beans in and the germination time on the pack said 8 to 10 days, they were up in 5!
Soil is warm and odd showers passing through they seem to love it.

I know I should be thinking about venturing into our rain forest and cutting up some firewood from the fallen trees for winter  but it is still so warm I had a swim yesterday!
Enjoying it though.
Cheers
Mark

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #245 on: April 15, 2019, 04:29:11 am »
Hi Mark,
yes, very warm but the mornings are getting a bit cooler.
I just come back from checking on my firewood as well. I planted  a lot of Casuarinas  some 20 plus tears ago and  we have been cutting them for years - they don't need much drying - easy. A bit hard on the saw.
We can get a lot colder here than were you are

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #246 on: April 15, 2019, 04:31:29 am »
That was meant to be " years" rather then " teers":)

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #247 on: April 15, 2019, 06:16:11 am »
That was meant to be " years" rather then " teers":)
Max,
You can correct it yourself. Just click on the modify button, correct it and then at the bottom of your post, click the save. If you correct it before anyone else posts, it busts corrects it. If someone else has posted before you correct it, a note shows up on the bottom saying that you edited it on sos and so date.
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #248 on: April 15, 2019, 06:28:30 pm »
Thanks Jim - were is that " modify" button? I can't see it?

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #249 on: April 15, 2019, 11:10:45 pm »
Right above I Can?t.
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« Reply #250 on: April 15, 2019, 11:12:18 pm »
It only shows up on your posts.
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #251 on: April 16, 2019, 01:40:32 am »
Thanks, Jim - got it. I'm slow with computers!!

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« Reply #252 on: April 16, 2019, 04:55:45 am »
" I know I should be thinking about venturing into our rain forest and cutting up some firewood
 from the fallen trees for winter  but it is still so warm I had a swim yesterday!"

Lucky you on both scores Mark... around here unless it's rescue work you gotta
 be carefull pointing the saw at a tree these days, even the long dead.
Every treehugger has a 4by4 and 4G enabled mobile phone... and use them to be
where you'd least expect.

Cheers...

Bill

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #253 on: April 16, 2019, 05:57:24 am »
Bill
I am sure they would have a hard job dobbing me in when they have been laying on the floor for years!

In a former incarnation when I was landscaping in Sydney there was one council that you couldn't even trim a tree branch, the mere whiff of chainsaw fumes would bring the wrath of the mighty!!
Most were pretty good up to 10% of volume, I'm all for conservation so was never going to hack down something just cos it interfered with someones view.

The stuff I have got here has been dead for years standing and then the roots have finally let go and are lying down to make it easy for me to cut up.

Alison is well again so we are heading off for a few days to Sydney and Mudgee for Easter. Quite excited as we have only left the house for the last 9 months to go to medicos. Getting a life again.
Have a great Easter all and stay safe.

Stay warm up in them thar hills Max.
Cheers
Mark

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #254 on: April 16, 2019, 06:22:31 am »
/nods/
Our modern yippee does not recognise or worse refuses to recognise
by far the majority of folk on acreage value highly every square foot of it.
Somehow in their twisted jeans (pun) their misinformed perspective
overides property Rights. Gawd help the blackfella burning country!

Excellent news/outcome for the Missus... I hear the joy, Mark.
I don't have to tellya you're heading into the heart of leathercoat, leggings
and scarf country for the easter break sooo take care of the bug rage
and do choclate...lots of it.!!

Cheerio...

Bill


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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #255 on: April 16, 2019, 07:13:38 am »
I don't have to tellya you're heading into the heart of leathercoat, leggings
and scarf country for the easter break sooo take care of the bug rage
and do choclate...lots of it.!!

I hear you..... have had the sweaters in the wash to clean out the dust and mould! Going to do it hard when you are used to shorts and T shirt year round.
Reminds me of the time I got on a plane in Sydney when it was 43C and didn't get in to the fresh air again till I got off in Montreal at -6C and the heating was not working in the airport. Was ever so pleased to see the bag on the carousel and dived in for some warm gear!

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #256 on: April 16, 2019, 09:15:25 am »
Yes, Mark - good to hear all  is well on the health front and enjoy Easter.

I'm off Thursday/Friday to the hospital for some exploratory op and hope I will be Ok for Saturday Witta market.

Hope to start-up the chainsaw next week and cut down some Casuarinas we planted  many years ago to have a steady supply of fire wood - and nobody is going to stop me.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #257 on: April 17, 2019, 12:01:10 am »
Afternoon all

My first study block complete and im home again!

 It has been raining up here all year, so i didnt really know what to expect on todays inspection. The fellow beek keeping an eye on things for me did an inspection about 4 weeks back and they had plenty of stores in my two strong hives back then.

My walk away split back in January (if you remember ) failed raising a queen (we were wrong). So i ordered one....fellow beek put her in and 4 days later the hive swarmed.

I was happy to find that that hive today is queen right and with a big fat golden marked queen laying eggs before my very eyes. Beautiful to see. So that hive accepted her and swarmed with a young one of there own which is odd.

Anyway all my 3 hives a great! We have had sun for 3 days now, still having showers though but its all good. The girls are bringing in nectar from various sources. One super is half way there capped from earlier,  and a third of the super has fresh nectar. I expect a small harvest in a few weeks before i head back to school again.

Too many beetles though. None in any of the brood boxes but killed 50 odd in the supers. Will up the trapping.

Im still dreading next swarm season...the girls have cups on standby just to remind me of their plans!!! I believe its pointless tearing them down. There is nothing in them, 4 or 5 in each of my strong hives. Am i right leaving them?

Im always reading your posts and learning....great to be home.

Rgds
Adam

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #258 on: April 17, 2019, 12:23:11 am »
We run a beekeeping workshop here at Crystal Waters today.

Wave after wave of showers but we managed to open a few hives and saw a couple of queens. No honey coming in but plenty of pollen. Very few drones and I wonder what this means? Still plenty of time before it cools off and I would have expected a decent population of drones to hang around. I guess the bees know something we don't.

Showers predicted for another week. The bees will hang in there.
Very few drones probably means the flow has stopped.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #259 on: April 17, 2019, 01:05:57 am »
Too late here for a heavy flow but the bees are busy bringing in nectar and the smell - fantastic!