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Has anyone tasted honey that came from bee's working autumn olive heavily wonder if its a good honey or does it have a odd taste
 

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We have plenty of it here in Southern MA. Excellent honey and the bloom arrives at just the right time when there is not much else in our neighborhood. State of Mass. planted it along the highways. It's considered an "invasive" so of course some people are discouraging the growth of an excellent honey producing tree. We gather gallons of its berries and make jam out them, very high in Vit. C and lycopene. You're lucky if you have them! OMTCW
 

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We have some honey that has a bitter off taste and smells like wet dog and were told its from the autumn olive in are area maybe its something else
 

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Not our experience, however if you have any privet hedges in bloom near you at the time, that can change a good honey to an off tasting honey very easily. OMTCW
 

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Don't know how close that is to Russian Olive, but we have that here. Last spring it came on like gangbusters catching me off guard and caused some swarming in early May. It was a grassy fruity taste with a tang. Not bad, but it crystalized in a week or two.
 
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