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Clover is a creeping plant in the pea family which produces large amounts of nectar. In many regions of the world people use clover to control erosion on banks and hillsides, because the plant roots well, holding back the soil, and clover is also used for animal fodder. Clover only grows on unfertilized soil. Beekeepers who want to make clover honey place their hives in an area with a lot of clover, and they may even also plant clover around their hives to encourage their bees to feed especially on clover. It takes 2000 blossoms for one bee!
You won't find a lot of clover crop growing farms in Germany anymore. The organic farmers use modern and fast harvesting machines that are too fast for the bees and therefore may kill a lot of them. Since Canada allows the crop growing of genetically modified rape, New Zealand is an ideal supplier for clover honey because of its combination of keeping of sheep and white clover growth. Sheep are slow enough for bees!
Pure clover honey is pale to amber to almost white in colour, with a grassy floral scent and a subtle flavour. Easily spreadable, mild honey with a light taste of cinnamon.