Skip to comments.Sacre bleu! Mystery of French bees making coloured honey is solved.
Posted on 10/07/2012 9:09:33 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
Beekeepers in France were confused after their bees produced honey in mysterious shades of blue and green.
But now the mystery has been solved as its now believed residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant n northeastern France is the cause.
Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades.
Determined to solve the mystery the beekeepers embarked on an investigation and discovered that a biogas plant 4 km (2.5 miles) away has been processing waste from a Mars plant producing M&M's, bite-sized candies in bright red, blue, green, yellow and brown shells.
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Nature makes a fool of man every day. This is just a little more colorful.
This is similar to the story of the bees in New York City that were producing red honey because they were eating syrup from a nearby maraschino cherry factory.
Unsellable, my aunt fanny. Triple the price and people will be falling all over themselves trying to buy it by the case.
Wow....You could think up a lot of lines to match....but most of them would be obscene.
Honey and chocolate sounds good to me...Add that to your coffee or tea !!!
“Unsellable, my aunt fanny. Triple the price and people will be falling all over themselves trying to buy it by the case.”
No kidding! Now even the bees will need government regulation to make sure they only make honey in approved colors.
Does it make the honey melt in your mouth, not in your hand?
Yup. Come up with a catchy trademarked name like “Blue Nectar”, and charge $25 a pound. DuBeers has been doing this with off color diamonds for decades. Some people have no imagination.