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kaihoka    867
1 hour ago, yesbut said:

No but it definitely looks awfully like a variety of scale doesn't it. It doesn't bear any resemblance to photos I've seen of M. rust. 

It's not rust.

I googled it , this scale came up from karamea.

Still it defoliated a large rata last summer .

It has come back but lost a seasons flowering .

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John Russell    115

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

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Ali    114

Superb pic in fact!  @John Russell do you have any more as good? :/

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John Russell    115

@AliI didn't take many photos but hope to do more soon. I am new to macro photography so am still learning, but am happy with the way this shot turned out.

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Ali    114

@John Russell, would it be ok if I PM you regarding this particular photo? :)

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yesbut    3,477

I don't think it's the right colour for either.  My money says it's a cultivar, Tahitian or  Oz.

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CraBee    391

That pink cultivar is called Panther.

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Rhsgc    25

Girls going mad on a big old macadamia in the backyard - anyone know how long they flower for?

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kaihoka    867
1 hour ago, Rhsgc said:

Girls going mad on a big old macadamia in the backyard - anyone know how long they flower for?

About 3 or 4 weeks it seems.

My bees all over them last year but ignoring them this year :(

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Rhsgc    25

New forum format messing with me - reply that makes sense below!

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Rhsgc    25
3 hours ago, kaihoka said:

About 3 or 4 weeks it seems.

My bees all over them last year but ignoring them this year :(

3 or 4 weeks would be great, however we've been here for 2 weeks and they've been flowering the whole time without a single be on them - maybe the nectar on yours is still coming in?

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kaihoka    867

I think macadamia flow  is temp related and we have wind chill.

Also I have a mustard crop , borage and lemonwood.

Bees get fixated on a nectar source and it's hard to shift them till it's finished flowering .

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John Russell    115

Our Macadamia nuts have been flowering about 3 weeks so far but it has only been the last few days the bees have been working them hard. When you get close you can smell the sweetness of the flowers that wasn't previously there. 

 

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Emile Wilmar    10

tauhina is flowering in wellington, anyone tried the honey from that stuff

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kaihoka    867
1 hour ago, John Russell said:

Our Macadamia nuts have been flowering about 3 weeks so far but it has only been the last few days the bees have been working them hard. When you get close you can smell the sweetness of the flowers that wasn't previously there. 

 

Bees were in mine today and I could smell them .

It seems the nectar flows when the scent is in the air .

It was not particularly warm.

But it was dry. I think if it rains to much the nectar is to dilute for bees to bother about .

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Rob Stockley    2,763
9 hours ago, kaihoka said:

It seems the nectar flows when the scent is in the air

Probably the other way around - cause and effect :12_slight_smile:

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RGreenhill    26

Bees going crazy on the orange and lime trees here. Also have a Japanese maple they love

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kaihoka    867

Bees were in first kamahi flowers today .

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