- Mar 24, 2019
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A bit of a wild guess, but I'd say 150. First link is a bit about tree hollows in the obliqua ...with agewhats the estimated age of the tree?
Yes. The photo was taken in Tasmania.In Tasmania ?
Good job. Seriously big trees those.....A couple of bee trees I've had to remove colonies from. One trunk of a mature beech tree being hiabed down for me to extract. A large branch from a mature oak with a very strong colony that I had to remove from the fallen portion.
Yes. The photo was taken in Tasmania.
This is the only other one I know near me. White peppermint tree which is much younger. The entrance, which is very low on the trunk, is barely bigger than a bee, and is almost dead centre of second photo.
We have large oaks around our fields and every year we have hundreds of self set oak saplings. They are dotted about all over the place and in the garden they pop up where the Jays have buried themhere is also a large concentration of self set (oak) tree whips in that area / location. They are more likely to naturally germinate and establish on ley lines. Comment - .
We had loads of oak saplings in a spot nearby a few years ago - it was because there were loads of oak trees nearby.We have large oaks around our fields and every year we have hundreds of self set oak saplings. They are dotted about all over the place and in the garden they pop up where the Jays have buried them
Don't take it to heart, many of us are a bit sceptical of Leylines and the likes, but as you say how many have looked at an old building/historic monument and thought 'in that case, why?' And sometimes the only way to start a sensible debate is to get someone to defend their theory.But I am only trying to promt comment on here as to the percieved importance of ley lines in the navigaional aspects of bee activity. Honey bee orientation seems to be more accurate and yet more fickle than that of homing pigeons. If i go to the spring line villages near me, I often think why someone in the distant past decided it was a good place for a house, a church or a livestock shelter or WHY. When it was a bare piece of land why get a 'feeling' this is the spot?
Yes, that's true but .... the best and healthiest trees and the ones that survive to very great age are nearly always found on the confluence of energy lines ... if you take your dowsing rods to a field or a wood you will find that the biggest and best specimens are inevitably found where dowsed lines cross. The fact that these are also attractive to bees follows the same principle ... plus, of course, old trees often have cavities that bees will find attractive.But as for acorns - seems to me, you only have to stick one in the dirst and up sprouts a sapling
Well you invited comment......According to Dave Cushmans website these trees may be attractive, even if a colony does not survive a hash winter, for future swarms to settle because a) bees have been there before and b) the trees are positioned where several ley lines cross. I have a large tree (Ash) laid with the roots at 90deg to the ground and before i kept bees myself, some years would have a colony inside a cavity near the ground. There is also a large concentration of self set (oak) tree whips in that area / location. They are more likely to naturally germinate and establish on ley lines. Comment - .