Perhaps one of the most striking manifestations of the originality of Primorye is the local climate. The reason for this peculiarity is the continuous struggle of two principles – the vast Pacific Ocean and the great Siberian continent, stretching to the Arctic Ocean.
Cold-resistant and heat-loving plants live here in close proximity. Dark coniferous forests and cedar shale rise not far from the lotus thickets. The seaside forests are home to wild grapes, actinidia, lemongrass and the legendary ginseng.
The climate of Primorye is diverse and not always favorable for beekeeping. The increased humidity allows for an abundant amount of nectar, which contains a lot of water. Bees do not always have time to process nectar and honey can turn out to be liquid and moist.
But there are territories protected from the monsoons of the Pacific coast, and in terms of humidity and temperature, favorable for beekeeping – for example, the south of the Amur Region, where the foothills of the Sikhote-Alin are located. Here, high-quality honey is obtained, collected from the Amur linden and steppe herbs. The taste and texture of the Far Eastern honey differs from the Bashkir and Altai honey – it is more liquid, lighter, and tastes fresh with a hint of peppermint.