I think the white dutch clover, might be best. some one told me that a honey bee can't reach deep enough in red clover to get the nector. I also like alsike clover. Once you get the dutch and alsike established, it will stay for a long time. Red will usually only last a year or so. Some trefoil mixed in will stay a long time as well. Depends on what grows best in your area, talk to a farmer , for advice. old243
Post by pokeyjeeper on Jun 14, 2017 18:53:47 GMT -5
Thanks old 243 after I posted this a found some information online that was a mirror to what you posted white Dutch clover and it grows good here so that's what I have coming a friend of mine works at a farm supply place and they have some old seed and are letting the employees take two bags home each so he is hooking me up
Last summer I sowed Durana white clover some use it as food plot.. but it didn't come up.. I sowed crimson clover and it bloomed in April died in May.. (zone 7) lots of bees worked it but I have heard they can't get to the nectar also.. then I sowed buckwheat and the Durana came up with the weeds and buckwheat.. Yeah now its all a mess.. and I don't really know whether I want to plow it all up or mow it.. at any rate I'm waiting for the buckwheat to seed out first.. I'm looking for something to feed the bees during the nectar/pollen dearth here. my main focus right now is to grow bees. It seems the more I have in the hive the more nectar and honey is being stored. I'm excited about it all and its a rush opening up the hive with all those bees flying around.. or should I admit I'm a little scared... not me I'm fearless...