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« on: June 04, 2011, 08:52:16 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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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 09:09:56 PM »

Sweet clover, yellow clover.   Ya, it's good.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 11:15:12 PM »

Awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 09:15:05 AM »

Best honey I ever had was from South Dakota from sweet yellow clover!


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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 11:11:36 AM »

White Clover (Sweet Clover)?



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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 11:20:10 AM »

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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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 11:38:23 AM »

rail; that looks like one of the dutch clover  http://www.pogueagri.com/Hubam_Sweet_Clover.aspx
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 01:53:50 PM »

Ya, that looks like dutch white clover.   
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2011, 10:46:30 PM »

White dutch clover is great.  But it's not sweet clover...
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2011, 08:09:42 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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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2011, 09:11:36 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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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2011, 01:34:44 PM »

This id what is looks like: http://www.pogueagri.com/Madrid_Sweet_Clover.aspx
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2011, 06:50:57 PM »



Yup, Yellow Sweet Clover. Thats what I have planted and the bees love it
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2011, 07:43:11 PM »

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/195/1002919y.jpg/

This is what the stuff looks like.
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011, 07:44:15 PM »

My bees were out there "workin" it!
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