It’s not an understatement to say that edibles is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis and has been for decades, and actually centuries. However, all the edibles you normally think of are man made, created either with raw cannabis flowers cooked down into cannabutter or oil – never have we considered the possibility of a naturally occurring cannabis edible.
Cannahoney is something that has long been attempted, but never in a way quite like this. Since 2006, a beekeeper enthusiast who calls himself Nicolas Trainerbees has been trying to combine his love for beekeeping and his love and believe in marijuana as a medicine.
The man had already trained his bees to eat the sugars from fruits rather than flowers – providing a distinct taste to their honey. The thought struck him that perhaps the secret to the perfect Cannahoney could be to train the bees to feast on the resin coating the cannabis plants. It took from 2006 until 2013, but he finally saw the results he was looking for.
The bees were indeed trained to consume the resinous crystals of the cannabis plant – and in turn the psychoactive THC was transferred to the honey the worker bees produced. The effect was the same with both high THC and high CBD strains – the effects you would expect from those strains were magnified when consumed through the all-natural honey.
“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 explained. “Everything that passes through the body of a bee is improved,” he (Nicolas Trainerbees) added.
One thing that concerned activists against the idea of using bees to create Cannahoney was the fact that he could be harming the bees – getting them high so to speak. Well, good news for the activists, but it appears that THC and CBD have absolutely no effect on them whatsoever.
“The bees that produce the cannahoney are not affected by cannabinoids because they do not have an endocannabinoid system,” he explained. “It’s just another form of food for them.”
The honey produced by the bees is said to have an especially floral flavor to it – which can vary in taste and strength depending on the strain the bees feasted upon. The end result is a creamy golden honey with extremely positive medicating potential. This really is truly amazing – not only has someone possibly perfected Cannahoney, but they have also in the process discovered the first naturally occurring marijuana edible.