TIL for over 300 years Europeans could not grow vanilla seeds since bringing it from South America. In 1836 it was finally discovered that a bee from Mexico was the only capable pollinator of the vanilla orchid.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/bittersweet-story-vanilla-180962757/

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