I still haven’t found the answer to my original question sadly, but did stumble across this hopeful note in the Victorian Rural Industries book Eric shared recently:
“Eucalypts generally set buds after a spurt of foliage growth. In general, there is then a period of several months to 24 months before the buds open to release the flowers, depending on the particular species.”
It’s been 12 months next week since the bushfire that hit our block. No flowering yet, but given the epic (epicormic) leaf growth on our 20 acres in the past year, we might be in for our best flowering period yet.
Must get new hives before that (hopefully) happens!