bee forage photographs

A honey of a bee

Here’s a perfect photo of a perfect honey bee working white sweet clover. Thank you, Bill!

sweet_clover_honeybee Bill Reynolds

Honey bee on sweet clover. © Bill Reynolds.

8 Comments

  • 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.)

  • 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??

    • Meriel,

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

        • 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).

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