The broad leaf tea tree has excellent pollen and yields well. It also flowers nearly every year, unlike many of our natives. It has a number of flowering episodes through autumn at intervals of about four weeks. The aroma in the apiary when working this flow could be described as sour.
Due to weather concerns the scheduled meeting for February at Suzie's has been moved. Merv and Shirley have kindly offered to hold the meeting at their home. The address is 536 Wardell road Dalwood NSW 2477. Start time is as usual. Also a reminder if you are intending on staying for lunch please bring a salad to share.
Wow, what a start to the year. The first meeting was a bonzer with almost 100 people attending.
A big thank you to Stuart Anderson for taking out some of his valuable time donating and presenting our club with its very own flow hive. NRABA members were delighted to meet him and have their questions answered.
Paperbark will be starting one of its bursts of flowering soon, with reasonable pollen and normally some honey. The only problem is that hereabouts it also tends to be a rain time. Hence, the indigenous name of Bellbowrie, rain tree.
It will soon be time to be looking for the grey ironbark and red gum to show bud if they are to perform in the coming season. To paraphrase a well-known politician, "it is all about the grey ironbark".