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This week our flow kicked into high gear after a wet spring. I was starting to think it wasn't going to happen!

Anyway, while adding supers, I scraped off a bit of burr comb, and popped it into my mouth. It was delicious like usual, but had a hint of a vanilla flavor to it, which was nice, but unusual. What nectar plants in the PNW might add a hint of vanilla to honey?

Before we go there, I am quite rural, so no chance of them getting into some candy syrup or anything like that.
 

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Hmm, never seen sumac here, but there is a native variety.
 

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The propolis in my hives tend to have a vanilla and cinnamon flavor. I have no idea if that is typical, as I have never tasted propolis from any other source.

I wonder if there is a connection with the vanilla? There are cottonwoods that I think the bees forage for both nectar and resin.
 
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