All winter long, on warm sunny days I have been able to step into my garden and hear the low humming from the bees in my Eucalypts, at times the noise has been breath takingingly loud. It has been a wonderful reminder on another one of the roles that the indigenous trees on my block play. I have seven mature Eucalyptus on my block, all were probably here before the house was built, they are Eucalyptus paniculata and longifolia.
I have been finding these amazing honey combs around the garden, just literally from falling out of the trees, I am pretty sure that this winter in particular they have perhaps flowered more than usual and so the native bees having been having a larger than normal feast.
I am making plans to plant more Eucalyptus species in my garden but smaller Mallee styles, such as Eucalyptus obstans and Eucalyptus luehmanniana, hopefully they will bring the native bees down from the canopy into the understory of my garden. Why not join me and plant some more Eucalypts….don’t be shy they come in so many sizes!