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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #440 on: January 17, 2020, 08:26:58 pm »
Hope you got some of that rain last nite. 56mm down here and 20mm  a couple of days ago.
Things have really greened up from being brown.
The bees are loving Murraya but no Jaboticaba flowering down here. The Cassias are going well.
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #441 on: January 18, 2020, 04:28:26 pm »
Hi Mark,
we had another 27 mm over night - a total just over 100mm so far all up.
Lovely rain - no real heavy showers and most has now sunk into the soil. The Mary is flowing again.
A few weeks and the Cobblers pegs and other weeds will provide some pollen and nectar.
I have 9 nuc's here I should check. I made them up about ten days ago and want to see if the queen is laying. I'm getting another few queens tomorrow - mostly to replace any failures. I think this will be it for me as far as nuc's is concerned for the season.
Hoping for some honey in a couple of weeks.
We fenced a new beeyard on Friday and I will be shifting a few singles there as soon as we get the stands up and the fencing finished. Great location - very close to the Maleny NP , close to water and easy, private access and excellent mobile phone reception. We maybe able to place a camera there. 15min from home!
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #442 on: January 22, 2020, 11:39:29 pm »
We had some more rain and as expected the first of the Cobblers Pegs are out and flowering.
As far as the bees are concerned this is a very important plant.
Most of the trees, take Euc's , produce pollen and nectar during the night and if we have rain all the bounty is washed out. Not so with Cobblers pegs - if the sun is out for 10 minutes the bees will work them.
Most people hate this weed as it produces seeds which attach to clothing - a nuisance for sure.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #443 on: January 28, 2020, 02:43:53 am »
28.1.2020 - The Grumichamas are out in full bloom

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #444 on: January 28, 2020, 06:25:29 am »
Saw the moch orange hedges a starting at home today. The bees are working it pretty well.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #445 on: February 01, 2020, 09:00:09 pm »
We are setting up a new beeyard - we have spent the morning making up the stands. Just opposite to our yard is a Southern facing hill with load of Blood wood flowering - Lovely to see.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #446 on: February 06, 2020, 06:23:32 am »
Mallotus philippensis  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallotus_philippensis
We had this small tree flowering in our yard and it was covered in bees. A friend was able to identify what it is.
Amazing to see the bees all over it. Mind you, not for long.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #447 on: February 15, 2020, 04:38:37 pm »
We had a stall at the Witta market yesterday.
After a week plus of rain - some quite heavy - a sunny day was most welcome.
As always our stall ( selling honey) attracts a lot of beekeepers.

A lot commented how " everything seems to flower" . Definitely - the rain did encourage many trees to flower. It will take a few weeks and some honey will come in as well.
here is hoping!

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #448 on: February 17, 2020, 04:05:31 am »
We have a bit of a flow on here, can smell it as soon as you get close to the apiary.
I do the Yandina markets and just love the people that come up and tell you how they just bought a kilo somewhere else!....what gives with that?

We had a few showers last Wednesday 100mm in 1 hour and 220mm in 15hrs!!