Yellow Gum honey flow

Alf Brugman Beekeeping Blog

Yellow Gum or Eucalyptus leucoxylon has been flowering throughout the winter in the northern country of Victoria where we have some hives. It has been yielding nectar freely and is expected to flower until the end of November.
Last week I visited the hives and found that each one had up to three boxes full of honey. I have extracted the honey this week and have been very happy with the heaviness of each frame and the consistency of the honey.
It is gratifying to have a Spring yield of honey and is due to the increased rainfall of the past season. Yellow box is now flowering and hopefully, along with some Blue gum will refill the stickies when placed on the hives. This all remains to be seen because, as they say, don’t count your honey until it is in the shed!