Scribbly gum

Eucalyptus signata

North NSW coastal scribbly gum is a very variable pollen producer.

It flowers from late February to April. Sometimes it produces little or no pollen, but good crops of honey with a slight bitter-sweet flavour. If no pollen is produced, the bee population will more than likely collapse. Occasionally bees will collect large loads of pollen from this source in which case they breed and winter well. One sample test gave a 29% crude protein.

Pollen from scribbly gum has not been analysed for amino-acids.

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