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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #200 on: January 13, 2017, 05:59:19 AM »
Around 260 to 300 metres. They had two inches of rain at New Years (possibly more in some areas) and a further inch of rain this week.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #201 on: January 20, 2017, 12:53:25 AM »
What I think is Mountain Gray Gum is slowly starting to flower, appears to be in no hurry to fully bloom up at North Blackwood.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #202 on: January 23, 2017, 08:10:52 PM »
How long does your blackberry last?
Im southern NSW and 7-800m so not much difference, ours started around a week ago in the open country but stuff sheltered in the bottom of gullys etc will still be a month away. Early December is about normal for here and usually well into Feb before the later patches are finished.
All done. As per a normal year really mid January.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #203 on: January 25, 2017, 02:44:25 AM »
Did anyone get a return off the blackberries this season?

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #204 on: January 25, 2017, 07:30:55 AM »
Still a few later patches flowering, bees were working it Sunday when I looked.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #205 on: January 25, 2017, 07:54:47 AM »
Lance, NO.
As this season seems to continue.
Ah well prepare now for next year.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #206 on: January 26, 2017, 01:50:40 AM »
I'll check up on the Messmate this weekend, hopefully that's doing a bit better.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #207 on: January 30, 2017, 03:57:43 AM »
Messmate seems to be flowering poorly in central Victoria at the moment.
What I think is Mountain Grey Gum, some are in full flower.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #208 on: January 30, 2017, 04:07:23 AM »
Doing nothing in southern NSW either had a good look around the farm this morning and only saw one small limb on one messmate flowering.
Put a post up in the NSW thread with a photo of what is called "dogwood" locally. It has been going great the past 2-3 weeks and the Aus blackthorn has started the past week. Lots of flowers but I have no idea if they are any good to bees for pollen or nectar.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #209 on: January 30, 2017, 06:40:17 PM »
The Bursaria spinosa  ( australian black thorn) is good for nectar, flows better when there is warm dry spells. The pollen is a good source of protein.  Some years when there is nothing around its a good supply as it loves a drought.the nectar has a greenish tinge looks a bit like petrol in the cells (but tastes better).

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #210 on: February 02, 2017, 04:44:33 PM »
Bracelet honey myrtle is alive with bees and wasps at my place in the GV

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #211 on: February 18, 2017, 07:39:09 AM »
Kinglake ranges has the odd messmate flowering and some mountain grey gum. On the harder country around the stringy bark is flowering, not breaking any records but keeping the bees amused. Hoping for better days soon, maybe even the grey box? Anyone else got much out there way.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #212 on: February 19, 2017, 06:31:24 AM »
Plenty of messmate flowering between Gisbourne and Woodend. Bees are bringing in plenty of nectar at North Blackwood, a week ago the frames were only foundation, now they're nearly full and about 1/3 capped.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #213 on: February 21, 2017, 06:23:39 AM »
Well done Lance.  Yes it's nice to be finally getting some.I hope it's enough for the hives and for us.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #214 on: February 21, 2017, 09:36:27 AM »
Thanks Vin, I am lucky that this is not my livelihood otherwise I would be going pretty hungry, will be moving on to the lucurne soon then the manna gum.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #215 on: March 06, 2017, 06:01:11 AM »
Yes the messmate is still flowering up kinglake way.it's nothing great but bees should winter well on it. The dry February/March has very little new growth coming through on the messmate.  This may put new growth off until next season if it turns cold fairly soon which will put flowers off for another 2 years. We have been talking about a big flowering in 2019 or 2020, that may start to line that up. Watch this space.
 Grey box seems to have got flowering around the state generally, bees are on it not sure yet how it is yielding.  Watch this space.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #216 on: March 11, 2017, 09:06:54 AM »
Red stringy bark is flowering well  in central vic,  manna gum also flowering, problem with manna gum is you stop what you're doing and start looking for manna to eat.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #217 on: March 11, 2017, 06:37:49 PM »
Grey box around Violet Town flowering sporadically

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #218 on: April 02, 2017, 05:32:58 AM »
Ironbark on my land in the Goulburn Valley starting to bud

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #219 on: April 03, 2017, 11:31:50 PM »
Black box at Barmah just beginning to bud

 

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