(VIDEO) This Man Figured out How to Train Bees to Make Honey from Cannabis
(CCN) Many are calling him a genius. He is an artisan, locksmith and above all else, he explains, a beekeeper. He has accumulated over 4,300 Facebook followers, and 700 on Instagram, after the 39-year-old Frenchman — who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of complete cannabis legalization — trained bees to make honey from cannabis.
He goes by the nickname of Nicolas Trainerbees, for obvious reasons. For 20 years, he has worked with bees in a way he claims allows him to “train” them to make honey from virtually anything.
“I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers,” he explains.
Nicholas says he has “been passionate about nature since childhood,” which led him to this profession, mixing his love for plant life with his love for animals – especially insects.
Nicholas calls the cannabis honey produced by the bees “cannahoney” from“a training technique whereby the bees collect the resin and use it in the beehive.”
The final substance, he explains, is the sole work of the bees. “For some time I had known about the health benefits of bee products such as honey, propolis, pollen, wax and royal jelly and also about the benefits of cannabis,” he says. And so he decided to take notice of the requests.
“[E]verything that passes through the body of a bee is improved,” he contends, since their enzymes make the nectar turn into honey.
“So if the bee took the resin from cannabis it would also be very beneficial.”
“The aim arose for me to get the bees to obtain this resin,” he added. The “cannahoney” has “quite a floral” aroma and a color, Nicholas explains. It “is not smoked, it is ingested and it is good for health,” he adds. Nicolas says “the bees accept any strain.”
Do the bees get high off of the cannabis they make the honey from?
“The bees that produce the cannahoney are not affected by cannabinoids because they do not have an endocannabinoid system,” he says. It’s just another form of food for them.
Watch the bees in action in the video below…