Bee Friendly: A planting guide for European honeybees and Australian native pollinators


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Hey fellow beekeepers

For those of you that may not have this great publication as yet here is the link to secure it for FREE, if you download it then its free if you buy it as a hard copy it is $60.00 + postage.

https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/12-014

Quote: "The Australian honeybee industry provides essential benefits to agricultural, horticultural and urban environments through managed and incidental pollination services.

Planting bee forage for honeybee nutrition offers major benefits to the industry and society. This planting guide for bee forage describes planting choices from the backyard to the bush, right across the nation, and will assist with increasing available bee food. Individuals, gardeners, municipalities, government land management authorities and farmers can make a difference.

Partnerships and innovation in urban environments and broad-scale vegetation management will effect a positive difference. Perennial pastures for semi-arid lands, biofuel plantations, carbon farming, biodiverse planting and revisiting existing plantation development can all deliver significant regional benefits.

This guide gives ideas and choices of species to bring about improved outcomes for honeybees and the Australian pollen- and nectar- using fauna, including mammals, insects and birds."

Enjoy,

Eric


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Thank you for this very useful document, Eric.
I spent some money on a few other books, but this is far superior in terms of local value!!


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Hey Anton

the fact that it provides accurate information on the protein value of the various pollen sources and also lists which honeys candy quicker than others I find is just fantastic, add to that the flowering periods and geographical ranges of flora and yeah its a win win for every beekeeper.

glad you enjoyed it

Regards

Eric