Der französischer Imker Nicolas Trainerbees hat ’ne Methode entwickelt, um Bienenstöcke Cannabis-Honig produzieren zu lassen. Dazu hat er die Bienen darauf trainiert, flüssiges Cannabis-Harz (Haschisch-Öl, nehme ich an) in ihren Waben zu verbauen. Stoned werden die Bienen dabei anscheinend nicht: „The bees that produce the cannahoney are not affected by cannabinoids because they do not have an endocannabinoid system.“
Following several tests and lots of observation he managed to get results from his training in 2013, “with the enormous surprise that the bees used the resin as propolis” and also to create honey with the same effects as cannabis. Its terpenes have “a delicious and pleasant taste” that are reminiscent of the fresh plant, although its taste changes slightly from one crop to another.
“Cannahoney” normally has “quite a floral” aroma and a colour that slightly changes depending on the varieties, although it usually ranges from light green to white or yellow. The substance “is not smoked, it is ingested and it is good for health”, explains the creator. Nicolas uses varieties of cannabis that he has created. He says that, “the bees accept any strain”, therefore he also uses already existing types. In fact, the last batch of honey was created using Californian Orange.