M&M Honey

In France, bees started producing some colourful honey – blue and green, actually. Seems they gained unauthorized access to a biofuel ‘plant’ which was firmly rooted in the green concept of converting left-over candy pigments from a nearby Mars factory’s M&Ms shells into energy. Who could resist? The biofuel plant has tried to stop the neighbourhood bees from pilfering the yummy M&M ingredients by keeping trash containers covered and windows shut.

Although the stuff tastes like honey, the unfortunate beekeepers aren’t allowed to sell it. Their honey is tainted by artificial dyes and processed sugars the bees sneaked home. Sure, it is perfectly acceptable to feed the same stuff to children as candy, but they made the beekeeper dump the M&M honey. I guess it protects the brand, but it is still sad for those beekeepers.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a geophysicist who also does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has written two books, dozens of magazine and journal articles, and complements his first book, Bad Beekeeping, with a popular blog at www.badbeekeeping.com. Ron wrote his most recent book, The Mountain Mystery, for everyone who has looked at a mountain and wondered what miracles of nature set it upon the landscape. For more about Ron, including some cool pictures taken when he was a teenager, please check Ron's site: miksha.com.
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