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BRickvv
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We are seeing more white sweet clover in the ditches and roadsides in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area than ever this summer…go bees! (That is an awesome close up.)

Bill R
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Rusty,

You are welcome!

Bill

Meriel
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OMG I hadn’t realised that white clover in the US is quite different to what we call white clover in Britain (Trifolium repens). Yours is Melilotus alba??

Rusty
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Meriel,

Not exactly. The operative word is “sweet.” White clover or dutch clover is Trifolium repens. White sweet clover is Melilotus albus.

Meriel
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Rusty,

Thanks for clarifying. So for “clover honey”, the bees are feeding on which species?

Meriel

Rusty
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Meriel,

I think either could be called clover honey. But sweet clover is raised in vast amounts for both dairy and beef cattle, so I imagine most would come from there (or from sweet clover raised for seed).

Amy
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Excellent close up of a honeybee! <3

Anna S.
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The bee is just gorgeous! The background colors are a perfect match, too.

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