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mangroves and bees

  • 17 Jul 2017 12:33 PM
    Message # 4979604
    I have two hives at Corinella on the north facing side of Western Port Bay, so I was most heartened to learn that bees benefit from mangroves when they flower.  

    "In Victoria, the White Mangrove produces clusters of small orange yellow flowers, each 5 to 7mm in diameter produced over a period that can range from August through to June. The flowers produce a sweet and pleasant scent and are popular with bees for honey production" (p. 5) 

    http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/510937/Mangroves_Vic_infokit_2011.pdf

  • 18 Jul 2017 8:47 AM
    Reply # 4981399 on 4979604
    Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    good to know.  I have some hives at Barwon Heads where there are  mangroves.

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