Maple syrup gets tapped

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Bee population concerns have led the culinary world to seek out honey alternatives, and maple syrup is stepping up.

"People who would otherwise invent things with honey are choosing maple syrup to avoid having all of their 'pollen in one basket,' said McCauley.

She expects to see the syrup pop up in more drinks, desserts and savory foods.

First published December 19, 2014: 9:11 AM ET