Beekeeping

Im a novice beekeeper. Ive been doing it since November 2017.

Ive now got two registered hives a flow hive and a traditional frame hive.

Here are some photos of bees and local vegetation.

Below is a list of flora (bee food) by month, Im updating over time.

 

Flowering patterns Warrimoo, Lower Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Month

Flora

Food value

Reliability

January

Crepe Myrtle, Corymbia, Acacia (species?)

High

?

February

Bottlebrush (callistemon), Bloodwood

Medium?

?

March

Banksia

Low?

?

April

?

Low?

?

May

Various garden plants

Low?

?

June

?

Low?

?

July

Acacia (species?) (2-3 months)

Medium

?

August

Fruit trees - peaches, nectarines, quinces, apples, olives, oranges (2 months), Coreopsis and other weeds (6 months)

High

High

September

Jasmine (et al garden plants)

High

High

October

Turpentine

Low

Low

November

Angophora (2 months), Yellow bloodwood

Medium

Medium

December

Jacaranda, Chestnut, Tea-tree various

High

Medium