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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #360 on: September 09, 2019, 02:50:50 am »
Just back from checking on cattle and things in this windy weather.

I found a small branch of a Euc on the ground. The little branch is full of buds. The buds are typical Flooded Gum like ( E grandis) but the leaves are too narrow?
They look more like the leaves of E seeana?
Can anybody help?
It is possible that a number of Euc's have crossed in this valley...it happens.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #361 on: September 09, 2019, 09:37:52 am »
Try this - start by entering the flowers, leaves & bark from the selections available

CSIRO EUCLID Identifying eucalypts made easy

The guide called EUCLID helps anyone to understand and accurately identify a eucalypt with limited information.

https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/Collections/ANH/Supporting-conservation/Identifying-eucalypts-made-easy

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #362 on: September 09, 2019, 05:46:13 pm »
Thanks Milo. Only problem is that I have no flowers and I don't know from which tree the branch came from. All I have are leaves and buds.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #363 on: September 10, 2019, 06:45:41 am »
Post a photo and let?s see what we can work out

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #364 on: September 11, 2019, 12:34:18 pm »
Post a photo?
I have no idea how to do this. I don't even own a mobile :grin:

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #365 on: September 12, 2019, 09:17:20 am »
LOL

it will remain a mystery

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #366 on: September 12, 2019, 06:41:55 pm »
I spoke to a few beekeeprs this week and there seem to be no big flows going - except in Emerald ( so I hear) with the Citrus.
The wind and coolmornings/warm days/lack of rain ar simply not a good sign for our bees.
How are things in Palmwood ( Mark) and up North ( Bill)??

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #367 on: September 16, 2019, 07:39:47 am »
16. September - the Deep Yellow Wood is just starting to flower. One thing keeping bees happy for a while!
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #368 on: September 17, 2019, 05:00:35 am »
Not sure what they are on but there is a decent enough supply coming in, I wouldn't call it a flow but they are filling the lids.
Have been a bit remiss lately as I have had so much on. Did a full inspection today and I need to take some frames out that are full and capped. Reluctant to put supers on. As I said there is not really a flow will micro manage for a while till I am confident there is enough around to keep them flat out.

 Brood boxes chockers so that is a good sign, did some splits today and will do some more tomorrow.
Really pleased with big healthy populations and very few SHB.

Lot of ageratum (goat weed) and a fair bit of clover as well down here altho the clover is just about had it without any rain for so long. Looking at the radar tonight and there seems to be some sprinkles coming from your way Max...not holding my breath. Seems to some decent stuff going through Brisvegas and Gold Coast at the moment.
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #369 on: September 17, 2019, 05:09:26 pm »
Good to hear from you, Mark.
We got 1 mm of rain last night. Not sure if this will make any difference.
The brood is great in my hives too but there is very little honey.
How much rain did you get?
Haven't heard from Bill for a long time. Hope he is just busy.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #370 on: September 18, 2019, 05:35:59 pm »
This is a very unusual dry here in the valley.
We had longer and dryer spells in the past but this time night temps have been lower and day temps higher by about 2 C. I wonder if this is making the difference?

Yesterday, maybe for the first time ever, I saw a bee on lantana flowers. Lantana is a weed here and the bees don't work it ( low protein, I understand). They must be desperate to visit the flowers.
There is some rain predited for next week. here is hoping.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #371 on: September 19, 2019, 04:55:38 am »
We only got 1/2ml not really enough to keep the dust down! Let's hope the forecast showers come and get some action happening in the trees.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #372 on: September 21, 2019, 09:14:09 pm »
22.August - Eucalyptus cloeziana ( Gympie Messmate) is budding very heavily. It generally flowers at the ned of the year. Not sure if it is worked by bees much?Anybody know?
We have quite a stand of them. Something to look forward to.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #373 on: September 23, 2019, 06:16:47 pm »
24. September - the White Cedar is in full bloom. A week earlier than last year.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #374 on: September 29, 2019, 05:43:37 pm »
30. September - Silky oaks ( Grevillea robusta) are out. The bees generally work them. These trees are often near water and the dry would not worry them too much

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #375 on: October 02, 2019, 05:50:31 pm »
2. October - Noticed that the Pecan's are in leaf. The flowers will not be far behind.
We had some rain - 6 mm. Better then nothing but the coast got over 100mm. Hot days ahead.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #376 on: October 03, 2019, 01:40:42 pm »
4.10.2019 - we have a small orchard of Makut Limes ( Kaffir Limes) and they are white - full of flowers.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #377 on: October 03, 2019, 06:19:14 pm »
Finaly some rain up here....started yesterday and its been raining all morning. We have had about 20mm so far which will kick things along a bit!
Lots of nectar comming in at the moment. We still have the last of the Cadaghi and the Oak is starting....Golden Oak i think. The bees make yellow wax when it comes in and i only have white wax at the moment....May have my Oaks mixed up.


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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #378 on: October 06, 2019, 06:12:48 pm »
There is one positive about this dry period: flowers seem to be more vivid. The Red Bottlebrush is out and the display is amazing. The bees are happy for every drop of nectar.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #379 on: October 08, 2019, 11:34:48 pm »
Posting an image for the first time so hopefully it works...[ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

Bumpy Satin Ash is flowering in the rainforest. All the natives go crazy over it, birds and bees alike. My girls were all over this tree this morning which borders my front yard. Its a beautiful tree.