Here are some pictures of the tree I mentioned in an earlier post. The bees have been all over this tree to the exclusion of anything else on the farm. Turns out this tree is a Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) and is a dangerous invasive non-native tree in parts of the country (Florida, mainly I think) but seems to be pretty well-behaved here in southern California. I'm just dying to taste the honey from my hives, which will most certainly be primarily Brazilian pepper tree honey. The catch is, this tree belongs in the cashew family, also known as the poison ivy family, and lots of people have reported being allergic to the bark, sap and pollen from this tree. I'm just hoping the honey won't give me a rash. Given the info from prior posts on this forum, I think I'll be fine. Apparently it's very rare that the nectar, and hence the honey, resembles the plant from which it came. For example, orange blossom honey doesn't smell like oranges. The fact that nectar is so different from its parent plant is most curious, even mysterious. Why should that be?