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Alsike clover starts blooming

Posted by blueberrytalk on May 30, 2010

After a couple of weeks of clover bloom the bumblebees and honeybees are taking note. The clover makes for a great staple diet for the bees right through until the fall frosts.

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Alsike clover and rhododendrons

Posted by blueberrytalk on May 31, 2008

The Duke bluberries are at about 80% bloom. The Bluecrop are at peak bloom and the Elliots are at about 40% bloom. This is not the greatest time for the clover to bloom. The good thing about clover is that it will produce flowers right through to the fall.

Several hundred large late blooming rhododendrons have joined the clover in distracting bees away from the blueberries. The good thing about the rhododendrons is that they can be sold!

    Alsike clover with sheep sorrel in the backgound       

Bumblebees are more attracted to rhododendrons than honeybees. The worker bumblebees have started to emerge from the nest and are more noticeable in the field with each passing day.

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