Every beekeeper should have a copy of this invaluable reference book

The perfect gift for a beekeeper in your life! A landmark work in Australian apiculture.

Published by the DPI, Honey and Pollen Flora of South-Eastern Australia gives beekeepers a new and invaluable tool in the understanding of Australian flora, allowing them to keep their colonies healthy and productive. It describes over 500 plants, with photographs for easy identification, and rates these plants for their value to honey bees as a source of nectar, pollen, or both. It covers plant species from southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania.

Honey and Pollen Flora of South-Eastern Australia is the result of 30 years of research by Dr Doug Somerville, NSW DPI technical specialist and author, distilling real-world experience from hundreds of professional beekeepers.

This book covers:

  • What makes an ideal apiary site?
  • Hive stocking rate
  • Honey bee nutrition
  • Star rating of plant species
  • A note on flowering charts
  • What’s in a name?
  • Describing plants
  • List of plant families – genus/species
  • Individual plant profiles




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