Hey Frank, I thought the same, but Sweet Clover seems to be no problem for cattle forage. It can be a problem for horses. I think it’s Coumarin that is the issue for horses.
Ian Steppler put sweet clover seed in his pasture mix to provide extra bee forage. Cows loved it.
I love the honey from Sweet clover, very slow to crystallize.
As a general rule, 30 - 35% clover in grass mixture is great . And recommended by most studies. Will not hurt cows at that rate. Horses, not sure about varieties being unsafe, but the above has never hurt my horses at all. Bees love most any clovers, I plant allot of Dutch in my pastures for grazing, and nitrogen.
A forum community dedicated to beekeeping, bee owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about breeding, honey production, health, behavior, hives, housing, adopting, care, classifieds, and more!