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    Nice bees on my coffee trees..

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    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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    Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

    thanks for sharing Rolley.

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

    Darren

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    Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

    Your post prompted me to Google info on carpenter bees as I really did not know much about them
    So thatís added to my knowledge base in my brain ::)

    I have learned that males canít sting but females can if provoked
    They cause a lot of damage to wood because they drill long holes to lay there eggs


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    Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

    Rolleys coffee...the bees knees. :)

    The plant looks like its in good form too!

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    Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

    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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    Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

    Look great. Are they easy to grow? ::)

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    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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    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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    Re: Nice bees on my coffee trees..

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



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






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