Is it possible to naturally infuse honey with cannabis oil… by running it through bees? That’s the goal the enterprising folks at Cousin Andy set out to achieve in the video below:
But combining the health benefits of cannabis and honey into one naturally-produced (and tasty) substance isn’t as easy as enticing bees to sit on some spare weed. Since cannabis contains no floral nectar, bees cannot pass cannabinoids into honey simply by landing on cannabis. There is so much that goes on in this particular industry. Many people are trying to infuse cannabis into other products, to reap the benefits that a cannabis is said to have on certain health conditions. With anything involving cannabis, you need to make sure you are doing it in the right way. If you are new to the industry, it is best that you do your research before you start looking into finding the best cannabis seed bank or even plan on consuming this product. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Thankfully Cousin Andy had a workaround:
By using a special formulated syrup, we were able to feed a single hive 20,000 milligrams of THC. With such a high level of THC the health of the hive was in question. An article written in 2001 assured us that bees would be unphased by THC because of a lack of CB receptors. All cannabinoids should, in theory, be passed thru the bees and into their honey.
Four hives were purchased and set up all at the same time. Our beekeeper was nervous the experiment would kill the hive, so the weakest and smallest one was selected. The test hive was fed our special syrup while the other three hives were fed a simple syrup.
Not only did the test hive survive the “special syrup” — it flourished. Its honey production thrived and it was the first hive to fill its box, becoming the only hive of the four to create a new queen.
If this sort of thing sound familiar, it’s because earlier this year Cannahoney drove the internet wild when its creator claimed to have trained bees to make honey “from any strain” of cannabis. But as of today Cannahoney “makes no claims regarding any cannabinoid content” in its product. If you are looking for a way to make your own marijuana farm, you might be want to check out somewhere like https://ledgrowlightshq.com/best-light-meter-growing-cannabis/ where you can find the equipment needed to get started. Just remember to do your research, and find out the laws around growing marijuana where you live. If you would like to find out more about growing marijuana you might also be interested in finding out about a list of grow room equipment from somewhere like GreenBudGuru so you have more options.
Not so with the batches produced in the video above. Cousin Andy had the resulting honey tested at Sequoia Analytical Labs, and just one ounce of the “amazing tasting” product contained 16.29 milligrams of THC, 2.92 milligrams of CBD, and 3.12 milligrams of CBN.
Or, as they succinctly put it: “The bees successfully infused their honey with cannabis oil.”