French Beekeeper Trains Bees to Make Cannabis Honey

March 6, 2016 at 5:56 am

A French beekeeper who goes by the name of Nicholas Trainer has trained his bees to develop the first ever cannabis-infused honey for him and his friends.

A medical marijuana enthusiast, he decided to train his bees to gather resin from cannabis plants before making their honey.

It didn’t take much training, as the bees seem happy to do the job:

“I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers,” Nicholas told Green Rush Daily. “The aim arose for me to get the bees to obtain this resin.”

People told him it couldn’t be done – that cannabis flowers could not be used for making honey, and even if they could, they’d be harmful to the bees.

But after two years experimentation, he’s proved the plant has zero negative impact on the insects.

Bees are not affected by cannabinoids, he explains, because they do not have an endocannabinoid system.

In humans, cannahoney has the same medicinal effects as smoking pot, without having to smoke it, users say.