I have been doing a lot of studying of the local area and we do have flowering all year - a little slack during mid summer but some varieties are blooming for the second time since March. The forest out the back is full of cork and Acacia mimosa (the yellow flowers). I’ve heard they make incredible honey and, indeed, the bees love the flowers. It’s just a shame that we have these invasive species of plants like Eucalyptus and Acacia Mimosa that came from the land of the flow hive…and are now taking over everything. Perhaps it was meant to bee. I’m a little torn but very happy for them anyway. I have a house in SA which has a tree which was originally from Brazil. I have never seen anything like that tree for attracting bees and, in fact, my beach house has been a ‘hive’ for over 60 years now. Long before we had tried to get rid of the bees but have since come to accept them and we co-exist . The house actually looks like a huge flow hive and they live somewhere in the roof. No one has ever been stung, to my knowledge) and this one huge tree seems to keep them very happy. Again, it should never really have been planted and SA, like us, suffer from introduced species (mainly from Aus). Their Fynbos, however, is something of a world heritage as far as I’m concerned, and really needs to be protected.