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Plenty of pollen coming in off the buttercup that has started flowering.

If only all town sections looked like this. I found this today on a lunchtime stroll through a new housing area. Its near an inlet so the sections are built up about 1.5 metres.  This is looking

Blimen Heck.  I am at 9235.  I am not going to become a queen. It may be the fashionable thing now days,  But !!!!

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1 hour ago, Bighands said:

I could not open it either

 

Basically its talking about buckwheat being sown  on newly planted pine forest plantations and would beekeepers be keen to see that happen. 

 

They reckon some bloke thinks buckwheat is a high value honey that will rival Manuka .

 

Thing is Manuka didn’t just become a high value honey there was years of research and money poured into it. You can’t just harvest a honey and say it’s high value even more so if it tastes awful.

Another problem is  you taint all the honey you would normally get in those areas which could make it harder to sell than it already is 

 

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9 hours ago, frazzledfozzle said:

 

Basically its talking about buckwheat being sown  on newly planted pine forest plantations and would beekeepers be keen to see that happen. 

 

They reckon some bloke thinks buckwheat is a high value honey that will rival Manuka .

 

Thing is Manuka didn’t just become a high value honey there was years of research and money poured into it. You can’t just harvest a honey and say it’s high value even more so if it tastes awful.

Another problem is  you taint all the honey you would normally get in those areas which could make it harder to sell than it already is 

 

The thing is .... the bucket wheat honey we produced had an odour of pig poo , which does'nt exactly want to make you scoop it out of the pot for a sweet rush. 

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Bees still bouncing all over the brassicas, although, some have move onto the Satsuma orange tree.

Strange that there are not many on the cabbage tree this year.

My baby rambling rose has flowered for the first time and is just starting to get visited as well.

The big Avocado tree is still humming.

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Unfortunately, we usually get a cold snap just at the wrong time, so I only ever had 6 fruit off it the first time it fruited. Delicious.

I did see one forming up really well last autmn but one day it just disappeared, so I  am guessing a possum got it.

I am waiting patiently for this global warming they have been promising.

 

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3 hours ago, jamesc said:

photo taken with cellphone ....?

Nope a Nikon camera with a zoom lens, but the files are 3Mb and to big to be uploaded here within 2Mb bounds, so I fiddled them down to 160Kb each hence the grainy quality using Batch IP App. Reduced some too far...

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