bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Saturday, July 15, 2006

American sweet clover harvest

I moved two of my colonies to a new apiary early this spring (actually one I used a few years ago) and I'm delighted that some American sweet clover is growing nearby -- and yielding realy well. It produces a marvellous honey -- tasting a little bit of butterscotch to me. I was cycling around the area and saw lots of bees and other insects foraging its nectar and pollen.

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The farmer grows it in strips as cover and seed for game birds (mostly pheasant and partridge).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmmm butterscotch flavor
wish we were able to take a taste


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