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Online Geoff

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More flowering trees
« on: January 25, 2010, 10:20:42 PM »


Another example of an Australian native which was cut off at ground level and is now back in full growth.
This is a Moonah which generally grows in sandy coastal soil.



This one was cut off about 6 months ago. Look at me now. Three divided trunks were lopped at about 4 feet off the ground.



Blossom showing on what we call a mongrel bred apple box.



The same apple box which was cut off at ground level about 20 years ago. The diameter at the base was about 4 feet and now the sucker which was sent up is about 3 feet already.  The only reason I realised there was blossom on it again was the hum of all the bees.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2010, 11:04:51 PM by Geoff »
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Re: More flowering trees
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 06:56:18 PM »
Hey Geoff,

Are these in you bee's area?  In suburbia, mine could be feeding anywhere and the chances of me finding out what it is on is pretty remote..

So what's the yeild like this season?

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Re: More flowering trees
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 06:45:18 AM »
Hey Phil, I find that there is always something flowering in suburbia and up here the bees fly and bring in the good stuff all year.

I simply call my honey "mixed urban flora"

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
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Re: More flowering trees
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 03:45:42 PM »
These tree are all just around our house and help to keep 8 hives going.
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Re: More flowering trees
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 04:45:58 PM »
These tree are all just around our house and help to keep 8 hives going.

I have around 8 hives too! seven + one nuc which is quickly turning into another hive :(. TOO MUCH NECTAR + POLLEN!
I'll have to get the camera out and take some pics too.

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Careful, my pets can smell your hives. 8)

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Re: More flowering trees
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 10:15:10 PM »
I only have the two hives, but I'm sure I could sustain a lot more. They're chockas and trying load the hive up to the rafters.

I decided to rob the hives in the next couple weeks  :-D, just as soon as I can hire an extractor.

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Re: More flowering trees
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 01:32:14 AM »
hi
   i find a good way see if a plant is producing nectar grab a branch slap up against the windscreen you soon no if you got nectar or not .if you see bees not spending allot time on a flower going from one to the next not collecting poll an you no the nectar is light on

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Re: More flowering trees
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 01:04:23 AM »
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