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I was told by a former commercial bee keeper that white and yellow sweet clover were not good sources of nectar in our part of Missouri. Now I know plants fluctuate from year to year; but this is directly in opposition to everything I have read.

Can someone clarify why this statement might be true or dispel it.

I know white dutch clover is a major source here, but I have tons of both sweet clovers around here also. I planted 50+ pounds of sweet clover this spring.

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RKR
 

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All I know is what I see and we have tons of white clover and the bees are all over it when blooming.
 

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I don't know about your part of Missouri but in S W Missiouri it is one of our major honey flows. I have noticed the last few years that there is a black fly that works the sweet clover ( never seen them in early years) and if they are on it, the bees won't be.?? Jack
 
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