Honey Flora Report – May

Monkey vine growing at Toowong cemetery, Brisbane

Monkey vine growing at Toowong cemetery, Brisbane

We’re members of the Bayside Beekeepers Association, and every month they release a Honey Flora Report listing significant flowering local native plants useful for honey production.

Our hives are busy harvesting pollen and nectar from the urban forest and garden plants as well, so we’ve decided to add them to the BBA report.

AUSTRALIAN WILD PLANTS
Coast Honeysuckle, Banksia integrifolia
Broad-leaved Paperbark, Melaleuca quinquinervia
Swamp Mahogany, Eucalyptus robusta
Red Ash, Alphitonia excelsa
Monkey Rope, Parsonsia straminea

URBAN FOREST PLANTS
Broad-leaf Pepper tree, Schinus terebinthifolius, an invasive weed
Bangalow palm, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Easter Cassia, Senna pendula

GARDEN PLANTS
Spider flower, Cleome spinosa
Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus
Sweetcorn, Zea mays cv
Salvia cv.
Nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus
Sweet Potato, Ipomoea batatas ‘Marguerite’

Damien Andrews
5th May 2008