In a stunning act of brilliance, a French beekeeper claims that he’s figured out how to get bees to generate honey from cannabis. He calls it CannaHoney, and it brings a whole new meaning to “honey oil.”
For ten years, Nicolas Trainer has been attempting to get his bees to manufacture honey using THC-rich cannabis. Then in 2013, he finally found success at his bee farm in France.
Trainer, who now goes by Trainerbees, is a lifetime cannabis fan. “I began consuming before the age of 10,” he told Dinafem. “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.”
Honey is already known for its healing properties against cancer and heart disease. Trainer went on to say that “Everything that passes through the body of the bee is improved.” Bees’ bodies convert nectar into propolis, which acts as an antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal and antibacterial. Trainer wondered if cannabis would yield the same results. “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 said.
Trainer’s CannaHoney retains the floral bouquet that contains cannabis terpenes and has a green hue. Trainer currently uses 30 beehives to produce his honey, which is made from a variety of strains. Living in France hasn’t made it easy; with his neighbors going so far as to say he was harming the bees with cannabis.
Trainer says his customers swear they’ve seen dramatic improvement after just a few spoonfuls. Trainer plans to move to Spain where cannabis practices are more tolerated. In time, he hopes to get scientists to make a case for his life’s work.