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Bees 'producing M&M's coloured honey'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

Bees at a cluster of apiaries in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause.

Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades.

Mystified, the beekeepers embarked on an investigation and discovered that a biogas plant 4km (2.5 miles) away has been processing waste from a Mars plant producing M&M's, bite-sized candies in bright red, blue, green, yellow and brown shells.

http://www.telegraph...ured-honey.html

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

Awww man! I was hoping to see a pic of the honey, not a silly bee on a flower. :no:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

Wow..I'd love Blue or purple honey myself. That would be so cool.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:38 AM

The man had better be careful the company will want payment for the waste the bee's carry off.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:19 AM

extraterrestrial bees :D lol


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:36 AM

Good thing they didn't pass it off as some limited edition colored honey.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

You can see some of the colourful honey here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-19840555


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

I'd be okay with wacky colored honey, as long as it was still tasty


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Blue honey would be awesome but couldnt the honey producer add  food coloring themselves and get the same if not better, brighter, more vivid and varied colors.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

This kinda brings back memories of the old Reeses commercials...
"You got your chocolate in my Honey...."


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

Instead of playing psychodelical games they should put some more attention into the wholesomeness of the rpoduct.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:32 PM

Having read the article, my humble take on this is that this causes a higher mortality rate in bee's.
I also understand that the Mars company has taken steps to reduce this issue.

We need bee's for us to survive on this planet !!


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

I'd like some of that blue honey.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

View PostRyu, on 04 October 2012 - 09:46 PM, said:

Wow..I'd love Blue or purple honey myself. That would be so cool.
Yeah, why couldn't they sell it?.I'd buy it I love M&M's

What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:15 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 05 October 2012 - 05:36 AM, said:

Good thing they didn't pass it off as some limited edition colored honey.
Are you in marketing :tsu: That's a terrific idea!!

What could possibly go wrong?




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