As A Honey Plant

White clover is proverbial for its ability to

furnish honey. There is probably no single plant which furnishes more or

better honey. But its value for such a use varies greatly in different

years. In seasons that are quite dry in the spring, it makes but little

growth and produces but few blossoms; hence, in such seasons bees can

obtain but little honey, relatively, from such a source. It would

doubtless be good policy, therefore, for the growers to encourage the

sowing of alsike clover where bees are much kept, since the growth of

this clover is less hindered by dry weather at the season named. Less

close pasturing than is commonly practiced would favorably influence the

production of honey from white clover, and would also result in

considerably greater yields of pasture.


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