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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #540 on: December 30, 2020, 08:51:01 pm »
I was working under a very large A melanoxylon and the sounf of bees was amazing. All the bees working the pollen...YET...the good book says that the pollen is of poor quality.
I think the bees know better.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #541 on: January 02, 2021, 04:53:31 pm »
Cherry Guavas are budding here.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #542 on: January 09, 2021, 09:37:41 pm »
We had a few days of good, steady, not heavy follow-up rain. We have not seen this for a long time.
Everything is responding: The Jaboticaba's are budding and so is the lemone Myrtle. It had not floweed for a couple of years.
While I can't check this out right now, I would expect that forest trees - mostly Eucalypts, will also respond soon.
Here is hoping!

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #543 on: January 10, 2021, 07:32:24 am »
I?m still learning, but the winds have thrown down branches with Flowers, Sydney blue gum, and now I see flowers on what I think are blackbutts. ?
The bees know where to go in between showers. They go out fast and come in fast.
The supers are bursting in their seams, just can?t harvest in between showers.
Bet my roofs are full of comb.
What a difference to last year.

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Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Reply #544 on: January 12, 2021, 02:18:44 am »
Yes, some lids will have some honey in them.
You can reduce this by having inner lids. I generally just leave it. The bees will have some xtra honey when winter comes and will clean it all up.
We took honey off today. Nice to have a flow on - not sure what they are bringing in - very sweet.