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  • Nice bees on my coffee trees..

    Hey I didnt know where else to put this so I started a new thread.. most people probably wont be interested but I found it nice so I thought Id post.

    My trees are flowing at the moment and I discovered (heard from ages away) that I have a couple of Great Carpenter Bees visiting.. The largest native bee in Australia. They grow up to 24mm long. Anyway big buggers, they really seem to like the coffee trees, and I havent seen any other bees near them. Cute hey.



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    thanks for sharing Rolley.

    those bees probably think theyve hit the jackpot finding some coffee trees to visit

    Darren

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    • #3
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      Your post prompted me to Google info on carpenter bees as I really did not know much about them
      So that’s added to my knowledge base in my brain :

      I have learned that males can’t sting but females can if provoked
      They cause a lot of damage to wood because they drill long holes to lay there eggs


      KK

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      • #4
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        Rolleys coffee...the bees knees.

        The plant looks like its in good form too!

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        • #5
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          They look good.

          Mine are growing nicely.
          I recently had to remove their windbreak/shade as the were getting too tall for it.
          It might be a while yet before theyre ready to flower though.

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          • #6
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            Look great. Are they easy to grow? :

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            • #7
              Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

              Heh, thanks everyone!
              I didnt even know those facts about the bees, thanks Kosmo!

              Yeah, theyre easy to grow, mine get a touch too much sun I think, hence the slightly burnt leaves.. other than that theyre great!

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              • #8
                Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

                Looks great R. Wish i had room for some trees. Hopefully in the not too distant future.

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                • #9
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                  My coffee tree is flowering for the first time this spring. Im assuming flowers mean cherries are coming?


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                  • #10
                    Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

                    hehe, yeah but itll be ages, months, before you get ripe cherries, maybe April or after next year even.. I cant remember exactly how long and the length depends on a range of things.. climate, weather, tree health, recent stress to the tree.. and so on : )

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                    • #11
                      Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

                      I had a small crop this year but this lots looking alot better.



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