Re: 8 acres of pasture, recommendations for planting for honey? North Texas
I will support the idea of sweet clovers.
I would do exactly this.
A mix of both yellow and white is best (yellow starts/finishes earlier than white; thus you extend the flow season).
Once established, should just reseed itself.
However, the seeds will NOT readily germinate the very next year (it could be 2-3 years too - never know).
Every year the clover patches seem to move around (exactly because they don't germinate year after year; those seeds from 2-3-4 years ago decide to go ahead this season).
Good for soil too. Grows in any soil and any conditions (outside of swamp).
Good for any insects, not just honey bees.
Invasive or not, all bugs really love sweet clovers. Great general bug pasture.
Add golden rod/native fall asters into the mix - for later flows.
PS: I only assume these will work for TX; not for sure.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.