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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #520 on: September 26, 2020, 11:13:31 pm »
27. September-

A few trees are out:
- Deep Yellow  Wood ( last year14. September
- White Cedar  ( 2019 24. September)
- Pecan Bud burst - ( 2029   2. October)

Very dry and we had a fire in the valley.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #521 on: October 05, 2020, 08:30:51 pm »
6.10.2020 - the Jaboticaba which flowered just a few weeks ago is in full bloom again. How do they do it? The bees are crazy on it  - again.
The White Cedar seems to be doing it's best too to put on a show.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #522 on: October 10, 2020, 05:03:58 pm »
The sweet smell of Lomandra!
You can even smell it in the hives.
I made up a number of nuc's and finally I can find a good number of drones and drone brood in some of the hives.
Even some honey is coming in

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #523 on: October 12, 2020, 02:21:46 am »
Sounds promising Max.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #524 on: October 19, 2020, 07:53:23 am »
The Pecan's are flowering  and the bees are working overtime to get their share of pollen.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #525 on: October 22, 2020, 08:05:50 pm »
The first flowers on the E .torreliana ( Cadaghi) are out.

There is rain ahead ( if we are lucky) and I hope the tree is holding off it's full display untill the rain has passed.
It is an amazing sound when the bees discover the tree in full bloom and our tree ( planted by somebody else about 40 years agao) is a large specimen.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #526 on: October 27, 2020, 05:10:34 pm »
We had some much needed rain - just 25mm but a start.
The E.torrelians are just about in full bloom and I noticed that the Waterhousia floribunda are budding.
They grow along the river and are reliable givers.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #527 on: October 29, 2020, 06:05:27 pm »
On the way to one of my yards I noticed a row of Blackberries flowering - you don't see them much in this part of the world

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #528 on: November 01, 2020, 06:51:30 am »
We had some lovelt rain here of late. Not a lot but it did make a difference. Sadly, some people had strong wind and hail.

The Clover liked it - and the bees are working it again.
I hope it does not get  too hot too quickly.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #529 on: November 05, 2020, 04:44:01 pm »
The Brazilian Cherries are about to open.
A long dry followed by some rain will guarantee a a great show


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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #530 on: November 13, 2020, 09:30:49 pm »
The Brush Box is flowering here. I will be going to Gympie in about a week and will get a better idea if they are producing.
Brush Box can be fantastic in an occasional year - flowering multiple times. The tree needs rain at the right time.
The honey has a tendency to crystalise quickly.
Mock Orange is out in full bloom. I have to check if the bees er working it.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #531 on: November 22, 2020, 11:48:31 pm »
I was surprised to see some Weeping Lilypilly fowering ( waterhousia floribunda) and also lemon Myrtle. We have both here in the valley but not flowering.

here in the valley the Tipuana Tipu is in full bloom and so is the Abizzia sinenses ( spelling?)


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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #533 on: November 26, 2020, 05:04:27 am »
Had any rain Max?

I just got home , I've been away.

The golden oak is in flower all through the rainforest and the girls have golden yellow new wax. A bit of nectar comming in but not a lot of surplus.

Some good rain would help.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #534 on: November 28, 2020, 04:18:32 am »
Hi Bee North.
No rain so far but we are a day closer.

I went to Gympie today to get some gear from my mate - he manages about 2500 hives.

He is still optimistic that we could get some Brushbox honey....if we get the rain.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #535 on: December 04, 2020, 01:04:41 am »
Very hot here. Early start.
We took some honey off - tasts like Brush Box.
When is the rain coming?

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #536 on: December 06, 2020, 06:56:00 am »
Extremly hot here but a cooler change is on the way.
Some Brushbox and Waterhousia is flowering in the valley...promising

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #537 on: December 11, 2020, 05:43:26 pm »
I went to one of my yards on the other side of Conondale and noticed that the Angophora's are flowering. Also Known as "Apple"  these trees are quite unusual as they seem to produce MORE nectar during dry times.
In our area it seems to flower most years but the good book ( Honey and Pollen Flora of SE Australia) tells me that it is only a reliable producer every 4 to 5 years.
The honey has thixotrpic qualities - the nectart becoming a gel when matured into honey but I have not had an issue with this.
The honey is a little darker.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #538 on: December 14, 2020, 08:24:38 pm »
We had 180mm of rain here in the last few days...and more on the way.
The best rain for a long while.

This is the type of rain the forests around here need to have a chance to kick back into something normal.

Some trees ( eg Bruch Box) will respond quickly and others will take a while .

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #539 on: December 25, 2020, 12:54:31 am »
A good number of trees have started to flower in response to recent good rain: lepard Tree, Grumichama and Wattle.

The wattle ( I think Acacia melanoxilon) is producing useful pollen but no nectar.