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On the subject of Bumbles and poppies- screenshot from Video as I cant work out how half a video clip is a bigger file size that the original!!

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The  native Swamp Manuka is coming up to full flower , usually at its peak on Christmas Day . I like to think they are our local Christmas trees . 

These are 5 year old plants I dug out of the drain banks and transplanted . They have flowered profusely since their first summer . All the peat land here was covered in these forming a dense scrub , which was cleared by settlers for farming in the early 1900’s . 

Not a honey bee in sight , but being heavily worked by several solitary native bee species , paspalum flies and large paper wasps . I did not know paper wasps worked flowers . I thought they were carnivorous . 

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First time I've seen a bee work a Daisy. I was watching her there for at least a min, but on the whole lawn the only bee working them...

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8 hours ago, M4tt said:

The  native Swamp Manuka is coming up to full flower , usually at its peak on Christmas Day . I like to think they are our local Christmas trees . 

These are 5 year old plants I dug out of the drain banks and transplanted . They have flowered profusely since their first summer . All the peat land here was covered in these forming a dense scrub , which was cleared by settlers for farming in the early 1900’s . 

Not a honey bee in sight , but being heavily worked by several solitary native bee species , paspalum flies and large paper wasps . I did not know paper wasps worked flowers . I thought they were carnivorous . 

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I saw a  honey bee on my manuka yesterday .

And about 100 native bees and flies .

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Some flax flowers. Individually they don't appear to vary much in colour but when in adjacent masses they're very different...

 

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Shame about this persistent rain the Linden tree is getting a hammering but the girls are making the most of it.

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What are bees working at the moment.
Nothing. It never stops raining.

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38 minutes ago, john berry said:

What are bees working at the moment.
Nothing. It never stops raining.

 

Ain't that the truth.

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Linden tree here in Portobello, Dunedin, is flowering well and the bees loving the 20 degrees and sunny day - and hopefully 5 days of this to follow !

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Photo tomorrow ...

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12 hours ago, john berry said:

What are bees working at the moment.
Nothing. It never stops raining.

Clover💪

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Bees are pretty impressed with my lavender at present.  Also lots of bumble bees on it.

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@Trevor Gillbanks is all your section as organized as what we see in the photo. ?

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1 hour ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

Bees are pretty impressed with my lavender at present.  Also lots of bumble bees on it.

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I think I have lavender envy 😊

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The girls are busy working the alstroemeria this year

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2 hours ago, Beefriendly said:

I think I have lavender envy 😊

Yes, pretty much.  That's what you get when you are a compulsive excessive.

 

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