To Charles Hardy?1 4 September 2
Down. Bromley. Kent. S.E.
[To an unnamed correspondent3 about the visiting by bees of red clover for honey. He tells his correspondent, who has written to him offering fresh and interesting material, that in the third edition of the Origin, he has modified certain statements made in the first editions4 and he asks him if he can find out if the clover in the Lowestoft district was a second crop.]
“If it were in full bloom at the end of August, it would be nearly certain, as Clover frequently flowers end of June— will you oblige me? …”5
Has modified the statements about bees visiting clover for honey in 3d ed. of Origin. Can correspondent find out if clover in Lowestoft district was a second crop?
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3244,” accessed on 3 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3244