Within the medical marijuana and recreational use communities, cannabis honey, or "CannaHoney," is not a new concept. Typically, marijuana (or its psychoactive agent THC) is infused into honey by means of some simple stovetop cooking. However, one beekeeper in France, who goes by the name Nicolas Trainerbees, has expedited the process by doing what nobody else has done: training bees to make honey from the cannabis plant itself.
Watch these busy bees at work:
According to Mr. Trainerbees, his special brand of honey does have the predicted consciousness altering effects of THC, plus the added health benefits of marijuana, which many scientists and health specialists are now endorsing. (Not to mention the dense nutritional value of of organic, bee-made honey!) Nicolas himself is an advocate for the use and legalization of medical marijuana, and with his new invention, he may end up being a large part of the ongoing dialogue over its use in society at large.
Now 39 years old, Nicolas has been training bees for 20 years. In 2006, he began researching how to train his bees to make this unconventional type of honey, but it wasn't until 2013 that his efforts payed off and the bees delivered their first batch of CannaHoney.
Nicolas currently lives with his wife in France and has 30 beehives. According to him, this is not his first rodeo when it comes to training bees:
"I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers"
A true renaissance man, he is also a locksmith, artisan, nature lover, and marijuana activist.
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