- May 3, 2010
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- W Sussex, UK
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- Number of Hives
- Some hives and a few nucs
My son bought me two Evodia Huphehensis about 9 inch high in pots a couple of years ago. They were planted out last year and appeared to be established. Late frost and wind took all the new leaf shoots this spring and I thought they were lost. However they have recovered and are looking healthy. Fingers very much crossed for next yearBought a Bee-Bee tree 3 years ago as a 2 year old sapling and now about to flower for the first time, lucky bees. Very excited.
Please Dick let us know how the bees react, is it this mystical legendary bee magnet, dripping nectar and as the bees land emitting clouds of pollen , ike that volcanic eruption in Iceland.... or am I getting carried away ???Of the two I planted, one is 6 feet tall and not flowering but the other which is 11-12 feet high is the one flowering for the first time.
Buckland Monochorium.....So that is where the Carkeel bees are foraging... The Great grey green greasy Tamar river all set about with social housing holds no fear for thos' NZIsWe have 3 plants grown from seed after we saw the huge number of bees on one at 'The Garden House' down near Tavi.
It is was a bee magnet.
My four varieties of Eucryphia are in flower now, and they are full of bees. Bodnant Garden near Conwy has one of the four national collections of eucryphia, and they have 22 varieties. Same family as Tasmanian leatherwood and Chilean ulmo trees, great honey producers.Mine are still too young to flower but I live in hope.
My, up till now flowerless, Eucryphia has produced it's first ever flowers, about 20, which the bees love but it's the sedums they are all after.
This morning the honeysuckle was buzzing and honey bees were collecting pollen from the flowers. First time I've ever seen that!