This material is not a propaganda and a call to drug use. Just read about unusual honey. Honey is different, but hemp, until recently, it seems to me was not. Maybe in honey from raznotravya is hemp pollen, such subtleties I really do not know.
What would Winnie the Pooh say about these bees and hemp honey?
In March 2016, there was a news story about a beekeeper who managed to get the bees to process cannabis plants. Many comments followed, most of them focused on the idea that a person cannot train a bee, as you can do with a dog. The truth is somewhere in the middle. In this case, placing a few hives in a greenhouse filled only with marijuana plants would be more than enough to collect honey. No special training is required here. If the beekeeper taught the bees to select only plants with cannabis from a variety of other plants, this would be called training and training.
Nicholas, a 39-year-old Frenchman, says he is a craftsman, a mechanic and, above all, a beekeeper. Works with bees for over 20 years.And he claims that he can train bees to make honey from almost anything. The Frenchman was fascinated by nature since childhood, mixing his passion for plants with the love of insects.
A few months ago, Nicholas Trainerbis (the name is not present) hit the headlines of the agencies when he showed the world his harvest of honey, which was obtained from bees trained to pick marijuana plants. Nicholas trains new bees to collect resin, which they then bring to the hive. He trains them for an hour every day and claims that the bees "lose a lot of resin during the process."
Many were skeptical, claiming that bees could only pollinate honey plants to collect nectar for honey production. When the bees collect nectar, they eat it. Inside the bee's stomach, enzymes convert nectar (primarily sucrose solution) into glucose and fructose. This glucose-fructose syrup is then spit out by the bees in the hive and stored in comb.
We call it honey. This honey allows a colony of bees to survive in the winter.
However, marijuana does not produce nectar, so many thought it was impossible for bees to work with it, but they were wrong.As long as the bees in the diet have a source of carbohydrate energy, they will collect wax resin from plants such as cannabis and even resin flowing from the trees.
Bees produce more than just honey, and they need more than just nectar to survive. Bees use marijuana resin glands (trichomes) to make propolis, which is a multifunctional resinous material used on various surfaces and in honeycombs as a beehive. After the bees were trained to use cannabis resin as a normal, everyday material, the resin penetrated into each cell of the beehive and, therefore, into the honey itself. The analysis of honey showed 30mg of THC in every 10gr. By itself, honey has a green color.
According to journalists, who managed to taste, it tasted as sweet as usual honey, but with the taste of freshly mown hay, which is quite logical, since the plants did not have time to dry before the bees collected resin from them. It is a pity that they do not say where they tried this freshly mown product. Nicholas explained that for a good effect, you need to eat about a couple of spoons.
Bees, unlike mammals, do not have an endocannabinoid system, so they are not affected by the cannabis effect, that is, they are not affected by the drug.For bees, this is another raw material.
Nikolos now has 30 hives, and he uses many of them for his hemp honey project. And what he does is not an easy task. Because he lives in France, and this country, like the Russian Federation, completely prohibits cannabis. He is forced to grow his plants in open spaces away from home.
Cannabis Honey - Honey made from marijuana resin. This product has a pretty floral aroma and color. The color usually ranges from light green to white or yellow.
Honey has not been in any laboratory, no one has had the opportunity to check how much hemp is in the final product of honey. Beekeeper can only believe in the word. This honey is made from hemp resin, and not from nectar.
In addition to nectar, honey can be obtained from the dew drops found on some plants and trees, and from them honey bees produce healthy and tasty honey. From the resin of willows, poplars and other trees or plants, bees make propolis, which is an antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial agent. Nevertheless, Nicholas says that he managed to train the bees on how to make honey from this resin.This is probably where his beekeeper reputation came from.
But wouldn't a hungry bee get food from any possible source, just to not die of hunger? If marijuana resin is the only thing that is edible (although not attractive), then why not eat it. But no one really knows if this is so. Nicholas says that his hives are outdoors, and he only transports the plants next to them. Regarding how to convince bees to collect this unattractive resin for making honey, Nicolas says that after several tests and a large number of observations he managed to get the results of his training in 2013. He was surprised that bees used gum as propolis and created honey with the same effects as marijuana.
Marijuana honey is not the only psychoactive honey. In Turkey, bees produce very hallucinogenic honey, known as Deli-bal (or “crazy honey”), which is produced in special areas rich in rhododendron bushes.
Bees are one of the most amazing representatives of the wildlife of our planet. Social life, architecture, behavior are surprising and make you think about many issues. Honey and propolis have long been considered useful and curative. Also useful is bee venom.Let's look at other interesting facts about bees.
During a fire, the bees have a self-preservation instinct, and they begin to stock up on honey, thereby not paying attention to strangers. Therefore, the use of smoke in beekeeping is effective.
Bees in the amount of two hundred individuals must work during the day so that a person will receive one spoonful of honey.
Bees emit wax in order to fix all the honeycomb honey.
Be sure to in the hive all the time there is a certain number of bees to provide high-quality ventilation to evaporate excess moisture from the nectar, which turns into honey.
To warn other bees about the presence of a source of food, the bee begins to perform a special dance with the help of circular flights around its axis.
About 8 million flowers need a bee to produce one kilogram of finished honey.
Up to 10 kg of honey per day can be collected by an average bee family.
A bee can easily fly over long distances and always find its way home.
Approximately within a radius of two kilometers each bee finds a source of food.
During the day, the bee can explore an area of more than 12 hectares.
Up to eight kilograms can reach the weight of an average bee swarm.
Approximately 50 thousand bees consist of an average bee family.
About 160 ml is the weight of nectar, which is deposited by a bee into one honeycomb.
In one cell of a honeycomb, bees lay up to 18 facepinks weighing 140-180 mg. The structure of one average polyp contains about 100 thousand dust particles, the weight of one polyphenols is from 0.008 to 0.015 g. In the summer, polygons are heavier than in spring and autumn. Bees bring up to 400 pollens per day, and during the season the bee colony collects 25-30, and sometimes up to 55 kg of pollen.
Empty honeycombs without honey and brood are called dry.
In one day, the bee makes about 10 sorties and brings 200 mg of pollen.
Up to 30% of the entire bee colony daily work on collecting pollen.
Poppy, lupine, wild rose, corn allow bees to collect only pollen. Many plants secrete both nectar and pollen. But there are also plants from which bees collect only pollen. This is hazel, poppy. Rosehip, lupine, corn, etc.
The nectar contains glucose, sucrose and fructose.
Mostly bee honey consists of a large amount of glucose.
Honey with a large amount of fructose is characterized by a low crystallization level.
Bees choose pollen with sufficient sucrose content.
During the flowering of fireweed and raspberries, the honey harvest increases by 17 kg per tribute.
In Siberia, bees collect the greatest amount of honey.
420 kg of honey - the maximum recorded record of honey harvesting of one family from a honey beehive for a season.
In the bee colony all important duties are equally distributed.
About 60% of the bees work on collecting nectar in a family that weighs more than five kilograms.
To collect 40 grams of nectar, one bee must visit about 200 sunflower flowers.
The weight of a bee is 0.1 gram.
Bees in the winter do not empty the intestines (completely).
Swarm bees very rarely sting.
A large amount of smoke can annoy bees.
The queen bee does not sting a person, even in an irritated state.
About 100 g of honey is needed to raise a thousand larvae.
On average, a bee family per year requires 30 kilograms of honey.
Distinctive strength and durability are characterized by honeycombs that bees build.
Five times a bee can prolong its life.
Bees are characterized by highly developed olfactory receptors.
At a distance of one kilometer a bee can smell the smell of a flower.
The bees during the flight raise loads, large masses of their own body.
Up to 65 kilometers per hour, the bee is able to accelerate with a load.
About 10 million flowers need to visit the bee to collect one kilogram of honey.
One bee can visit about 7 thousand flowers in one day.
Among the bees, there is also a special type of albino, which is characterized by white eyes.
Bees can communicate with each other.
With the help of body movements and pheromones bees communicate with each other.
Up to 50 mg of nectar can bring one bee per flight.
It should also be noted that during a long flight, a bee can eat half of the nectar collected.
Even in Egypt, as the excavations showed, were engaged in beekeeping 5 thousand years ago.
In the vicinity of the Polish city of Poznan there is a museum of beekeeping, which includes more than a hundred ancient beehives.
Scientists at the excavations discovered ancient coins, where bees were depicted.
One bee can explore an area of more than 12 hectares.
A bee can carry a load, the weight of which is more than 20 times for its own body weight.
A bee can reach speeds of up to 65 km per hour.
In one second, the bee makes up to 440 wing strokes.
There are such cases in history when bees built their beehives on the roofs of houses.
The distance from the Earth to the Moon is equal to the path that one bee flies during the honey collection.
Bees to find nectar are guided by a special color of flowers.
The main pest of the bees is a bract butterfly, which can copy the sounds of the queen bee.
About two glasses of water are needed per day of one bee colony.
Ceylon people eat bees.
One of the amazing wonders of the world is the relationship between the bee and the flower.
In the pollination of vegetables growing in greenhouses, bees are directly involved.
Bees affect the taste properties of fruits and vegetables during their pollination.
Honey is included in the list of mandatory products of astronauts and divers.
Honey can be absorbed almost completely, especially in extreme conditions.
At one time, the bee can bring 50 mg of nectar to the hive.
Smoke has a calming effect on the bees.
Bees cannot use the sting with the full belly of nectar.
The smell of laundry soap soothes the bees.
Bees do not like harsh smells.
Honey is characterized by the unique properties of a preservative that can store food for a long time.
Honey is used by the Romans and Greeks to preserve fresh meat.
For embalming honey used in ancient Egypt.
Honey is characterized by a unique property for a long time to preserve the freshness of food.
Honey has a huge amount of nutrients, vitamins and trace elements.
Each hive has its own watchman bees, which reliably protect it from the attack of enemies.
A bee can fly into someone else's hive deliberately. The reason - the plundering of a weaker family, when around is bad with a bribe, or the inability to return to her family (late, cold, rain) in this case, she takes the posture of submission and the watchman skip it.
Bees recognize their counterparts by body odor.
A bee can perform various tasks during its life.
Up to 40 days a working bee can live.
With the help of dance, useful information is transmitted between the bees.
The bee has five eyes.
Bees due to their peculiarity of sight see best flowers of blue, white and yellow
The uterus mates with the drone on the fly, at a speed of about 69 km / h.The uterus mates with several males, which after mating die, because their genital organ remains in the uterus. Uterus enough sperm received for mating for life (up to 9 years)
About 17 days is the maturation of a bee's egg.
The upper jaws of the bee are needed in order to collect honey.
At the end of summer, the queen bee with a swarm of bees is sent to search for a new home.
During the wintering period, the bees are knocked into a ball in the center of which the uterus sits and continuously move to warm it. While driving, they produce heat. The temperature in the club is up to 28 °. Also, bees eat stored honey.
About 50 kg of pollen is stored by one bee colony during the summer.
Four stages of development pass during the life of the bee.
The bee dies immediately after the release of the sting.
About four years is the life span of bees.
The queen bee can lay from 1000 to 3000 eggs in one day.
The young queen independently founds the whole colony.
The African bee is the most dangerous of all existing bee species.
Today, there are hybrids of bees that are formed by crossing different types of bees.
A person can die from a hundred bee stings.
The bee plays the main role in pollination of agricultural plants.
Scientists have taught bees to look for explosives.
And in Russia there is Urbech, including on the basis of hemp seeds.
Urbech, Urba, Urbesh or Orba - these are all the names of one product. Urbech - viscous mass (paste) of dark brown color. To prepare this product use roasted and pounded seeds. Thick liquid mass obtained from pounded roasted or simply dried seeds of flax, hemp, sunflower, pumpkin seed, apricot kernels or nuts. In the traditional cuisine of the peoples of Dagestan, it is used to prepare the sweet dish of the same name (with honey and butter) as a nutrient to maintain strength in the treatment of diseases.
To prepare a sweet dish, Urbech is mixed with honey and melted butter. The proportions of Urbach / butter / honey are approximately equal, adjustable to taste. The resulting dish is eaten in liquid form as sweet (usually with water or tea), seasoned with porridge, or cooled in the refrigerator and eaten, spreading it on bread.
Dagestan is considered the birthplace of this product; there it is a traditional dish that is eaten with honey and butter. This is a very useful, high-calorie and tasty product.
Urbech at all times appreciated for its healing properties and exquisite taste. Thanks to the unique technology, the secret of which is passed down from generation to generation, it was possible to preserve all vital trace elements in their natural form. Urbech is produced in the mountainous regions of Dagestan in old mills with stone millstones. This process is time consuming, takes a lot of time and effort. Roasted or simply dried seeds of hemp, flax, sunflower or apricot kernels (individually or in a mixture) are ground to isolate the oil and to obtain a thick liquid mass. It is believed that the seeds should be rubbed with stone mill circles in the best way so that they do not turn into powder, but separate their own oil.
Paste is made without thermal and chemical processing, without additives and preservatives. Due to the naturalness of the product, oil separation