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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #500 on: August 17, 2020, 06:00:15 pm »
Eucalyptus Grandis or Flooded Gum / Rose Gum is in full flower along the tops of the range and along the creeks on the tablelands. The girls are bringing it in its light and sweet.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #501 on: August 18, 2020, 07:15:31 pm »
Hives are definitely building up - some honey, plenty of brood and far too many SHB. It never got cold enough to knock them for six.

Nice to see increased activity around the hives.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #502 on: August 18, 2020, 10:04:29 pm »
19. August 2020 - The Wild Pear is flowering - last year the date was  the 10. August

Also - Budburst for the Liquid Amber - 2019: 25. Aug ....2018: 26. August

Both are signs of Spring!   :cheesy:

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #503 on: August 19, 2020, 09:48:15 am »
Have lots of drones and drone brood and dropped a frame into a queen starter on Sunday so will see if any take. Not a lot of shb that I've seen only a few girls are bringing in some very light honey too . Did see quite a few shb in the hives at imbil.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #504 on: August 20, 2020, 12:53:30 am »
Good Luck Mat.
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #505 on: August 20, 2020, 12:54:51 am »
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #506 on: August 20, 2020, 10:38:10 am »
Nice. I am thinking of taking some from another queen she has really taken off this year she is a last year queen but she keeps filling the box wall to wall.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #507 on: August 20, 2020, 10:48:12 am »
I agree Mat, nice. Bee North you are too modest. You must have done your homework before, and done it very will I might add. Congratulations on your success.
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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #508 on: August 20, 2020, 08:30:07 pm »
Thanks guys.

Thanks Ben I apreciate the kind words...yes you could say I did a lot of reading and watched a lot a youtube on grafting prior.

It's sooo fun!

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #509 on: August 21, 2020, 08:07:12 am »
Look forward to your updates bee north.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #510 on: August 21, 2020, 07:09:42 pm »
Nice job Bee North and a lovely strong hive too in the background.
Wish I could say the same here...dry, dry here.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #511 on: August 21, 2020, 09:40:31 pm »
Thanks Max...yes they are doing great. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Hopefully you guys get some rain soon!!

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #512 on: August 21, 2020, 10:49:24 pm »
It is dry and quite windy and no rain around for at least the next week.

You hive sure look busy.

Lucky you!

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #513 on: August 26, 2020, 06:37:29 pm »
26. August - some of the Paulownias are in full bloom and the bees are all over them.
Some other Paulownia trees are still only in bud.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #514 on: September 02, 2020, 04:55:55 am »
Lovely mild day - bees busy...so I had a look at some hives.
Plenty of nice brood, very few drones..too many SHB's.
It is a very slow start to the season but at least I can see some progress.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #515 on: September 07, 2020, 05:58:33 pm »
Some showers her but not enough to make a difference.

The Peaches, Nectarines are out and the Mango's are about to open.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #516 on: September 11, 2020, 07:01:43 pm »
12. September - the Jaboticabas are about to open ( last year 9. September) Always a show.
I have a Beekeeping workshop here today and had hoped the Jaboticabas would open today - not to be.
We had 13 mm of rain in the last 24 hrs and this will help the Clover.
I will check this PM to see if more flowers are out

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #517 on: September 14, 2020, 12:50:08 am »
Cadaghi are starting to flower up here. They were a month earlier last year.




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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #518 on: September 16, 2020, 06:20:09 pm »
17. September - The jaboticabas are just opening up this morning ( 9. September last year) - alwasy quite an event.

The cadagi's are still bud's only

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #519 on: September 18, 2020, 04:34:39 pm »
530 AM and the bees are all over the Jaboticaba!
A slow growing small tree but well worth growing for the bees and the fruit.