Long-term flowering patterns of south-east Australian melliferous flora




Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Deakin University (a body politic and corporate established pursuant to the Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic))

Objective Summary

1. Determine longterm flowering patterns of southeast Australian melliferous flora (including Eucalyptus Banksia and Eucryphia species) 2. Investigate pollenrelated bee nutrition 3. Investigate occurrence of 'toxic' nectar in Victorian eucalypts 4. Compile a written accessible record of anecdotal information sourced from highly experienced apiarists 5. Investigate Bogong moth visitation logging and their effects on nectar production.

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Monday, May 12, 2008

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Soil, water and managing natural resources

National Priority

HBE-Improve understanding of floral resources as assets for the Australian honey bee industry


Related publications


Flowering Ecology of Honey-Producing Flora in South-East Australia