Nicolas Trainerbees is a Frenchman who was able to figure out how bees could make cannabis honey and dubbed it CannaHoney. The attempt at infusing cannabis and honey is not a new concept, and people have been trying to do so using various methods. However, none were successful before Nicolas, who was able to train bees to do the work.
The 39-year-old is not only a beekeeper, but he is also and artisan and a locksmith who strongly advocates for medical marijuana. He has been studying bee training to find a way for the little buzzers to make honey from cannabis since 2006 and finally saw results in 2013 with CannaHoney.
There are many possible health benefits in combining cannabis and honey for his new product. At this point, Nicolas noticed that CannaHoney has the same effect with cannabis with Tetrahydracannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). However, unlike the usual versions, CannaHoney has a nice floral flavor which varies depending on the cannabis strain that is used.
Nicolas is currently working with his wife with their 30 hives in France, although he was said to be aiming to continue doing his work in Spain, where laws are less restrictive on the matter. It is also easier for him to find professionals to study his work and study the properties of the CannaHoney.
There were people who doubted the his claims of creating the CannaHoney, however Mirror UK reported that experts agree it is plausible and bees could actually create "intoxicating" honey. Bumblebee Conservation Trust information officer Darryl Cox said, "Bees could collect cannabis pollen, which would potentially be intoxicating."
He added, "Honey produced from bees foraging on rhododendrons in the far east is known locally as 'mad honey' as it is toxic to humans." Nicolas shared that the bees harvest the weed's resin and bring them back to the hive, where the bees process them as they would with real honey.
Nicolas also claimed that the "medicinal" effect of the plant is intact. He told Now This Weed, "Everything that passes through the body of a bee is improved."