High time: bees making honey from cannabis

It was inevitable. High time even. After using cannabis in a suppository, of course someone would train his bees to make honey from cannabis.

Combining passions

Nicholas is a 39 year old man who lives in France. In addition to being a beekeeper, an artist and a locksmith, he’s also an outspoken supporter of cannabis. For the past few years, he’s been trying to figure out how to combine his love of cannabis with his love of bees.

And now, it looks like he’s figured it out.

"I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers," Nicholas said. "The aim arose for me to get the bees to obtain this resin."

For a while now he has been working with bees that produce 'cannahoney', the name he decided to give to his peculiar cannabis honey. However, he modestly says that he has not created honey, "but rather a training technique whereby the bees collect the resin and use it in the beehive". Afterwards, the final substance is the sole work of the little insects.

Cannahoney is real

Recognizing that honey is another all-natural substance with tons of potential benefits, Nicholas decided that honey and cannabis would be the perfect things to combine.

Before he obtained his first results, some people claimed that cannabis was harmful for bees. Nicholas was convinced that wasn't the case, but he had to wait two years until the project was well consolidated and he was able to demonstrate that the plants had no negative impact on the insects.

"The bees that produce the cannahoney are not affected by cannabinoids because they do not have an endocannabinoid system", he explains.

If cannahoney lives up to its name, it could essentially be the first-ever all-natural cannabis edible. And since Nicholas reports that his bees will take to pretty much any strain, there are limitless possibilities for creating different kinds of cannahoney.

Sources

Greenrushdaily.com - This Guy Figured Out How to Train Bees to Make Honey From Weed

Dinafem.org - Blog: Nicolas Trainerbees, the Beekeeper That Has Managed to Get His Bees to Make Honey with Cannabis Resin