Following the poor summer in Britain this year some bees have started looking elsewhere for nectar.
Bee keeper Paul Snowden was startled when his bees started to produce honey that tasted of mint. Tracking down the source he soon discovered that the bees had been traveling to a plant that recycles confectionery waste and were bringing back mint fondant that is more typically found in After Eights. While the honey tastes quite nice initially unfortunately the recycling process has given it an unpleasant metallic aftertaste.
"Bees will search everywhere on reconnaissance flights and will travel up to three miles," said Snowden. "Well, in this case one little guy has flown to the SugaRich plant about half-a-mile away and found this rich source of sugar and then returned and told all his fellow bees."
"When Mr Snowden first tasted the mint honey he was dumbfounded but he spotted which way the bees were flying from their hives and by tracing their flight path stumbled across them congregating around a skip."
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