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  1. Bees are filling the flow frames nicely. I ended up not waxing the flow frames and the bees took to them very quickly I've noticed a lot of Flow owners posting in various groups about their bees not moving up into the super. The issue is their colony wasn't ready for it (re not big enough)
  2. It's around. More than you can poke a stick at if you know the right people
  3. Anyone who just messages their address without posting will be skipped (2 so far). It just helps me keep track 9 seed lots spoken for so far Thanks all, can't wait to share some more love
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    Rate my setup

    First and foremost, put them in the ground
  5. Added some new clones Waiting for @Torsten to fix the html code input problem so I can upload the table of clone info. Would be cool if we could devote a subforum to clones, listing each with info and photos? I know there are some clones on trichocereus.net named clone database but it's far from complete
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Thanks @Glaukus
  7. On our property, we have 3 Quandong trees and only 1 produced fruit this year. Unfortunately, it only produced 3 and birds got the first 2 Following on from my other post, this tree and its fruit is fast becoming sought after as a bush food in restaurants and markets around Australia. Makes a good jam too. Some info: https://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2002/santalum-acuminatum.html http://www.florabank.org.au/lucid/key/species navigator/media/html/Santalum_acuminatum.htm === http://cropsfordrylands.com/wp-content/uploads/ACFDsample.pdf "..the plants acquired insecticidal compounds from their host tree, which accumulated to some degree in the fruits. Therefore, caution should be taken not to plant Desert Quandongs near poisonous plants as toxins may be transferred" This is the basis of the following experiment. I will try host it with 1x Acacia acuminata and 1x Gastrolobium spinosum (Prickly Poison). Both nitrogen fixing FABACEAE. I decided I will host use both hosts just in case a single poison pea isn't enough. Hopefully a 100L pot will suffice as I am running out of room unfortunately and I can't think of where else to do said experiment The Acacia and poison pea will go in the pot tomorrow and get settled in, before I germinate and transplant quandong in around 2-3 months Here is the seed:
  8. Civil site I've been on recently has a small pocket of Quandong trees of varying sizes. Harvested a few fruits to make jam and germinate Had a few germinate recently after quite some time (3+ months) and can't wait to plant them out in the garden
  9. We don't have SHB in the Perth area (yet), only up in the Kimberley region of WA. Interesting that the maggots, even given their small size, made it through the frames when opened I can't wait for my first flow harvest. Switching another of my langstroth hives over to a flow super this week hopefully once the 8 frames in the super are capped. Keeping 2 as langstroth for honeycomb production also
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    Courtii Seed

    I never once tried to pass off the seed I purchased as my own, all I did was share around some of what I had. I also don't remember criticizing, just making it public knowledge as it's still a hot topic. There are a lot of people who don't condone wild harvesting of species which are vulnerable/endangered It wasn't until after I received my seeds that I actually asked what the source of the seeds actually was. I admit that should have been my first port of call Seeya commy
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    Courtii Seed

    This and the Phlebophylla seed they stocked was wild harvested, just in case you didn't know
  12. Setting up 2 more hives. Bitten off more than I could chew. The backyard smells of honey all the time now Trying out these sectional frames. The purpose is to get the bees to build honeycomb in each individual square which can be given as a present. Love to be able to share some of these with friends Checked the flow frames a few days ago and the bees are working hard filling the gaps in the frames and bringing in nectar. Looking forward to my first harvest Any members here have a flow hive/super? What are your thoughts/comments/criticisms about them?
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    I have some cuttings (mids) but you'll need to collect today
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    Buying native seed online

    I get stuff often from Nindethana I've used Australian Seed also, good service ANPSA have a good list on their website from memory
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Duboisia hopwoodii fruit. Have 3 of similar size. Fingers crossed Duboisia myoporoides. The seed was gifted to me generously from a SAB member earlier this year and was passed onto a local bloke with a good technique for germinating Duboisia spp. He worked his magic and this is the result
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    Meet up: Perth

    It's finished. Most people (including myself) had left by 10.45 Thanks to the 20 or so people who came down. Most people brought stuff to share which is awesome! Perhaps the next one we have a small BBQ somewhere central and make a full morning of it. Thoughts?
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    Meet up: Perth

    I've added a bit of 'Rod' and 'OSP' to giveaway and removed a crest which was quite literally devoured by slugs/snails 5 bags of Echinocactus grusonii seed too, free If anyone wants a bit of Acacia acuminata heartwood, feel free to grab it
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    every time, i press the penthouse button, it's ph!

    Someone who's not in their right mind Don't encourage him
  19. New queen from the hive split I did 5/9. Already laying a solid pattern of brood
  20. Here is the link @Enjaytee " In WA, Stingless Bees are only found from the Hamersley Ranges northwards. Local WA authorities strongly oppose the introduction of Stingless Bees to more southern areas as they may disturb the delicate ecology of the state’s beautiful wildflowers " https://www.aussiebee.com.au/beesinyourarea.html
  21. More burr comb. Uncapped so still technically nectar. Incredibly sweet, more so than honey. Got around 60g of wax out of it
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Unripe Sandalwood and Quandong fruits, respectively
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Went up to the plantation. Flowers on the Acacia acuminata are just starting, will be a sea of yellow in a few weeks. This years seed giveaway will kickoff in about 3 weeks in the swaps section
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    One of 3 Acacia obtusifolia I have growing, courtesy of @Glaukus, legend! Duboisia hopwoodii, from a local fella. No fruits have set, likely not the right type of pollinators around these parts and/or not self-fertile. Tried pollinating with a paint brush but also no joy. For now I'll let it grow and harvest it in the future to make quids. Ps I need to weed the garden, no need to remind me