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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2017, 07:04:10 pm »
We checked all the hives yesterday.
All are alive some are too strong. An issue with Italians - they keep on breeding and eating even when there are few flowers around and the stores dwindle.
All had enough honey in the brood box to see them out till Spring - I hope.
Even saw some SHB. We are now having such mild winters - no frost anymore where I have the hives and yesterday it was 27C...and this is mid winter.
Tallowwwod is budding up on the hill and if we get some rain the clover will be just perfect.
I'm making up a lot of nuc boxes. I think I'm ready for Spring. The demand for nuc's this year is even greater then last year. A busy time ahead.

We are a bit inland along the Mary and my guess is that place along the coast and Brisbane way Spring has arrived

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2017, 06:29:37 pm »
Is this the end of winter? Temperatures for the next week are supposed to ramp up to 31C. This is still supposed to be winter.

If it was not soo dry a lot would flower but I have no idea how plants will react to this event?

Paulownia's are flowering not far from here. It odes not look promising for rain and without rain the Clover will be disappointing and without Clover we will be limited how many splits we can make.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2017, 03:39:55 am »
Early 20's here and dry as,there is canola flowering but there is none near me. I'm hoping for some rain to kick off the season. With this warm weather and lack of food I could see strong colonies starving real easy around here. I didn't rob my Bee's that hard so they should be ok.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2017, 10:41:58 pm »
All goooood here in the subtropics, bees are going flatchat with combs fuller
than ticks on a bull's bum going uphill!
Darwin teetree is in full bloom (yummy honey), the mangoes are about done
with some late bloomers - in time really but yeah, tis a weird year - and the lychee
is getting to 100% open. Open woodlands trees should start any time soon and
the few travelling BKs we see have delivered their hives in anticipation.
Not a boom year as such but certainly a lot earlier blooms than most years past.

Cheers.

Bill

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #24 on: Today at 05:06:59 pm »
http://www.bobthebeeman.com.au/african-tulip-tree-ebook.asp

A "heads up" for this monster problem now well in bloom in the tropics.
What the article fails to mention is this plants affinity for seeking out water
in shallow earth, it loves underslab moisture and sewage lines which weep.
As I recall the initial reason it was banned in suburbia.... way to late for
it's escape into the scrub around domestic populations.

You see it you own it... c'saw the bassid    :angry:

Cheers.

Bill