Honey Bee Forage Seed Mix Planting Instructions

Honey Bee Forage Seed Mix Planting Instructions


Honey Bee Forage Mix Composition:

20% White Blossom Sweet Clover (Melilotus alba)

20% Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

15% Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatie)

15% Dutch White Clover (Trifolium repens)

10% Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis)

10% Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum)

10% Balansa Clover (Trifolium michelianum)


Planting Instructions:

For all plantings, we recommend eradicating and removing all undesirable vegetation.  Typically, this is done with Roundup.  Wait one week after spraying before planting.  Prior to planting, clear the site of all debris (i.e. leaf litter, wood chips) and other impediments of good seed-to-soil contact.  If the site is compacted, consider applying 1"-2" of well-decomposed compost to the site, followed by rototilling to a depth of 6 inches.  

Seeds should be planted approximately 1/4"-1/2" deep.  Following hand broadcasting, use a garden rake to incorporate the seed into the soil.  For small sites, firm the seedbed afterwards by walking on it.  Firming the seed bed will ensure good seed-to-soil contact, leading to greater establishment success.

Optimal seeding time is after the last frost.  Germinates 3-6 weeks.

Seeding rate: 10 lb per acre

Click here to buy one pound of this honeybee forage seed mix.




  1. Jordan Shook Jordan Shook

    Hi Craig,

    We were temporarily out of the honeybee forage seed mix, but they are back in stock and you should be able to order them now. We have 1 pound bags available for $7.69.
    Some other plants that are great for pollinating are Indian Blanket, Vetch, Vitex, Flowering Quince, and Sage.

    Texas Bee Supply

  2. craig nelon craig nelon

    Hi I cannot get the price on the seed mixture or to know how to buy. Want other sources of food can be planted or bushes are good for pollination.

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