Good to get a pollen colour for the marri. And good for you to know what your source is.
My bees too have been bringing in a lot of deep orange colored pollen the last 3 weeks, and I absolutely have no idea where they are getting them from. Now they bring in more other colors, white to beige green in all shades.
Guess we have no marri, unless we planted it 20 years ago unknowingly.
I know we have blue quandong, coz the bees sure are into that, but there must be heaps of other stuff about I can’t identify yet.
It’s nice bordering a National Park, with subtropical pockets accessable to the bees, just feel frustrated there is no mapping of flora available. This National is quite wild.
Decades back, as a herbalist in Europe, I was able to identify any plant,
If anybody is able to point me towards a good source to identify our plants around here, please let me know.
I think I have exhausted my (rather slow) web searches.
I do want to learn and study where my bees gather, but I think this part of Australia is as yet fairly unexplored in all detail it seems. There certainly are not a great deal of publications about it.
Maybe if @busso came around things could get identified.
I’m just stumped for now, and I have been trying so hard to identify plants, but often I just give up, too hard basket.
Just too much diversity here.
Australia Northern NSW/SouthQLD is the area I talk about.
The marri pix were so educational, and inspire me to question if we could have a series on natural nectar/pollen flow vegetation in Australia.
If everybody could chirp in and tell about their local bee collection source, even without identification, perhaps as a group, we could find out?
I am surprised how unexplored and undocumented Australia still is. Our small population perhaps does not warrant the resources it takes to map each square meter, sure not the vast National Parks.
We found a frog here once that was meant to have died out ages ago via a university audible program, and found a lizard that didn’t exist.
Sure exciting to live next to a National Park.
I am still a tad frustrated at the difficulty of finding out what my bees are feasting on. And feast they do right now.