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Offline zzen01

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Sweet Clover??
« on: June 04, 2011, 09:52:16 PM »
We have LOTS of this stuff in the area where the hives are. Do Bees like this and is it good for honey Production?

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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 10:09:56 PM »
Sweet clover, yellow clover.   Ya, it's good.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 12:15:12 AM »
Awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 10:15:05 AM »
Best honey I ever had was from South Dakota from sweet yellow clover!


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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 12:11:36 PM »
White Clover (Sweet Clover)?



Magnolia


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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 12:20:10 PM »
I planted a small patch of it(yellow sweet clover) last fall from seed I got from Camp9 (Member on here). My bees are tearing it up. You can walk by it and here constant buzzing from all the honey and bumblebees working it. I plan on getting more seed and possibly drilling several acres with it.
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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 12:38:23 PM »
rail; that looks like one of the dutch clover  http://www.pogueagri.com/Hubam_Sweet_Clover.aspx
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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 02:53:50 PM »
Ya, that looks like dutch white clover.   

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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2011, 11:46:30 PM »
White dutch clover is great.  But it's not sweet clover...
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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2011, 09:09:42 AM »
White Clover (Sweet Clover)?

Magnolia


We have a magnolia, but it is still fairly young.  The bumblebees have worked it for several years.  I have not seen the honey bees on our Magnolia yet.  Our Magnolia is a "Brackens Brown Beauty".

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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2011, 10:11:36 AM »
That looks like what they call Alsike Clover here. I have not seen my bees work it but they say that it makes honey similar to other clover. It is considered a weed here and grows in peoples yards. I know you can mow it as short as you want and it will still bloom. I like it because my wife loves to mow and she can't stop it from blooming.
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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2011, 07:50:57 PM »
This id what is looks like: http://www.pogueagri.com/Madrid_Sweet_Clover.aspx

Yup, Yellow Sweet Clover. Thats what I have planted and the bees love it

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Re: Sweet Clover??
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011, 08:44:15 PM »
My bees were out there "workin" it!

 

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