Seeding Rate: Small Pastures: 1 lb./1000 ft² Large Pastures: 20 lbs./acre
Our Mid-West/Mid-Atlantic honey bee pasture blend has been designed to meet the needs of professional beekeepers and hobbyists throughout the varying climates of southern Minnesota, Iowa, central and northern Missouri, central and northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, central and northern Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, southern New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and northern New Jersey. This clover-heavy blend contains a large percentage of legumes as well as wildflower species preferred by the honey bee and other beneficial pollinators. It provides maximum nectar and pollen amounts throughout the growing season, and contains both perennial and self-seeding annual species for multi-year productivity. This blend can also be used as a green-manure cover crop.
This blend produces a pasture that will contain approximately:
- 30% White Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)
- 30% Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum)
- 20% Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis)
- 10% Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia)
- 5% Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
- 5% Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
In an effort to help our customers visualize the finished product, note that the percentages listed above are what you can expect the stand to contain once established. For the contents of this seed blend by weight, please contact us to request a digital copy of the seed tag.