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« on: December 23, 2011, 07:52:14 AM »

Xmas Mallee




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Apparently this is yellow gum perhaps someone can shed some more light on this




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Wow that was an ordeal getting all those photos on....certainly not the easiest system in the world.

cheers

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 12:48:45 PM »

Cool looking tree. Does it produce any fruit?

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 04:25:53 PM »

the-ecohouse.com, I think the Yellow Gum is named for the colour of the inner bark, not the flower, if that's what you were refering to.

Doug, these are all Eucalypts or Gum trees (colloquially). In the second last photo, the Yellow Gum with the pink flowers, you can see the woody "gum nuts" that are the base of the flowers, these are just a hard seed capsule and are not edible.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 05:42:56 PM »

Hey Doug

Only good thing these trees produce is Honey  Smiley

and plenty of it when we have had so much rain for a change

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 08:26:57 AM »

Thanks, Eco.  That's worth the wait.

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 08:37:52 AM »

awesome thank Lone  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 06:05:34 AM »

Awesome stuff!  afro
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 06:23:42 AM »

Nice pics! Always good to see some gum trees in flower.

The yellow gum you have in the last two photo's looks to me like Eucalyptus Torquata (Coral Gum). Yellow gum at least around here refers to Eucalyptus Leucoxylon also known as Blue Gum or Ironbark.

Is Christmas Mallee given that name because it flowers at Christmas time?

Do you know how gum trees vary in their nectar/pollen production?

Also, do you reckon you could update your location?
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 08:20:46 AM »

Hey Johnny, thanks mate, i'm going to make more of an effort this year to capture all the flowers i see and times they flower posting them here

I thought it might be Coral Gum as well but as far as i can tell its only found in WA?

It would be Pink Iron Bark – Eucalyptus sideroxylon or Yellow Gums – Eucalyptus leucoxylon

Xmas mallee, its proper name Eucalyptus socialis, all the beeks call it xmas "gold" mallee here, it starts late November and runs through till late January, massive flows

There is quite a bit of variance in production from gum trees, mallee trees are super producers, i cant believe the flows coming from some of these sites in the middle of the boonies

I'm in the Mallee Vic. how do you update your location?
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 07:30:33 PM »

Eco, to update your location you need to go to the Profile tab and then edit your "Forum Profile Information"
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 05:51:37 AM »

Is there anything in the Little Desert that flowers in June/July?
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 03:23:35 PM »

Anything at all?
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 05:32:54 PM »

It looks like Oz is going camping.  In Winter.  With binoculars.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 05:41:05 PM »

Or you could just google. But it's not nearly as much fun.    http://www.littledesertlodge.com.au/index.php?id=wildflowers

The more pictures I see of the mallee the more I'd like to go there again. 

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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 09:48:00 PM »

It looks like Oz is going camping.  In Winter.  With binoculars.

Hahah it's a great time of year to go camping! Smiley

I have done a lot of googling already about what's flowering when - but sometimes it's better to get the info from someone who knows what you're looking for if that makes sense... I wasn't trying to be lazy - just seeing if a beek has experience with the mallee from a beeks perspective
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2012, 02:19:06 AM »

mainly acacias (but not many of these) if i recall correctly, there is some mallee trees in bloom but i cant remember which ones.

i'll have a look and take some pics when im down there next time
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2012, 07:13:42 PM »

Oz, there are some good 10 dog nights in Victoria in winter for sure.  You don't sound lazy, going from 0-20 hives in about a year.  I was wondering if you'd secured an apiary site in Little Desert?

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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2012, 07:04:07 AM »

did you get one in the ballot?

Awesome!!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2012, 04:41:22 AM »

Oz, there are some good 10 dog nights in Victoria in winter for sure.  You don't sound lazy, going from 0-20 hives in about a year.  I was wondering if you'd secured an apiary site in Little Desert?

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Thanks Lone Smiley and yeah, it certainly can get cold! Going to be finishing this season with 50 hives Smiley and yeah, got access to a site up in the mallee...
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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2012, 08:42:09 AM »

Oz, you really are going ahead in leaps and bounds. What do you do with all the honey? How have you found markets?
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2012, 04:42:47 PM »

Thanks Johnny, I've got some goals in sight but as with all things it takes time and I'm still learning too so I don't want to rush it. I have to say though jumping in at the deep end is a good way to learn... at the moment I'm just stockpiling it in drums - seperating it based on floral source.

Oz, you really are going ahead in leaps and bounds. What do you do with all the honey? How have you found markets?
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