Flower of the Month
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Most grevilleas are nectar producers, but in general there is insufficient nectar density to create a honey flow. There may be a sufficient plant population between Rollingstone and Bluewater for a honey flow in a dry year. Hibridized versions are generally considered poor nectar producers for bees whereas non-hibridized versions are considered much better. Having said all that, my bees are showing a distinct upturn right now which i can only put down to the many grevillea that are out at the moment in my area.
Flowering calendar for North Queensland
(Reproduced from Blake ST and Roff C. 1987. Honey Flora of Queensland 3rd Edition, Department of Primary Industries Queensland, Brisbane).
See also additional species of interest below. Additional information provided by Mike James.
Note: Click on the months for more information
Additional species of note (by Mike James)