Can Bees Make Cannabis Honey?

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Last updated on August 30, 2021


The man who calls himself Nicholas Trainer-bees became something of a legend among both beekeepers and cannabis enthusiasts. He claims he has trained his bees to make honey from cannabis plants. That’s because he’s been able to do what no one has been able to pull off.

Nicholas is a 40-year-old man who lives in France. In addition to being a beekeeper, an artisan, and a locksmith, he’s also an outspoken supporter of cannabis. He has been using the nickname “trainer-bees” for more than 20 years. This is because he has always enjoyed spending time with all kinds of animals, especially insects, and above all, bees. He observes them, and according to him, he trains them so that they behave as he wishes.

Canna-Honey Is Totally A Thing

Cannabis and honey have a lot in common. Cannabis and honey are natural products, produced with minimal human intervention, and have incredible health benefits. Nicholas successfully found a way to combine his love for beekeeping and passion for cannabis.

By training his bees to gather resin from cannabis plants, Nicolas has been able to help them to produce cannabis honey. Nicolas previously trained his bees to collect sugar from fruits as opposed to the flowers that they would usually go to, so training them onto cannabis resin was the next step.

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In case you are wondering, the bees are not affected by the cannabinoids in the resin that they are consuming. This is because bees, unlike humans, do not have an endocannabinoid system. So don’t worry, the bees are perfectly healthy!

“Everything that passes through the body of a bee is improved,” he said. The resin obtained from trees and plants, including cannabis, is turned into propolis, which is an antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antibacterial. The bees will also use the resin from any strain, meaning there are almost limitless possibilities for creating different kinds of canna-honey.

Nicholas’ Journey With Cannabis

Nicholas’s personal journey with cannabis started when he began to understand that medicinal marijuana would help him with his tendency to be hyperactive. As a child, he began to get into a lot of trouble at school because he was hyperactive, which eventually led to him dropping out. However, soon after leaving school, he realized that using cannabis for medical purposes helped him deal with his condition.


Some online commentators have criticized the canna-beekeeper’s claims. “Bees suck up nectar, not pollen,” one person wrote on Facebook. “They suck up nectar because of its high sugar content.”

According to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the canna-honey claims are true. Darryl Cox, information officer, said: “Bees could collect cannabis pollen, which would potentially be intoxicating. There is a type of honey produced from bees in the mountains of Nepal which is known locally as ‘mad honey’

Bees in Nepal produce a particularly potent type of honey that looks and tastes a lot different from what you might find in the grocery store. This honey has a little more of a hallucinogenic effect than your average honey. Mad honey is made by bees that feed on rhododendron flowers, which give it its psychtropic effects.

Nicholas has more than 1300 Facebook followers and they are looking for something that nobody else can offer: beautiful photos of cannabis plants with bees. What’s really special about this project, is that it will inspire beekeeping as a hobby. This is a huge benefit for the environment as the bee population is essential and has been declining all over the world.

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Published by David Reich

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6 comments on “Can Bees Make Cannabis Honey?”

  1. Alyssha, hello.

    How does propolis collection ‘make’ cannabis honey?
    These are two different things. Does he make a tincture of the propolis (resins) and then add honey? I am confused.

  2. “Mad honey” is not cannabis, and bees cannot make canna-honey.
    You can eat raw cannabis and you will not get high. The cannabinoids have to be decarbed to be able to bind with your cb-1 and cb-2 receptors.
    Decarboxylation happens when you heat cannabinoids over 240° F. This is why you smoke or bake with weed.
    These cannabinoids are also fat-based, while honey is water-based. To combine the two you need an emulsifier like glycerin.
    You can make canna honey artificially, but bees cannot naturally do this on their own.

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