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Long-term flowering patterns of south-east Australian melliferous flora
Program 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.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Friday, July 01, 2005
Project completion date Monday, May 12, 2008
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority An environmentally sustainable Australia
Rural priority Soil, water and managing natural resources
RIRDC goal HBE-Increase understanding the role of flora in honeybee management
Principal researcher Maria Gibson
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Sally Brady