Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Rainbow of Honey

Photo by Vincent Kessler, Reuters
Bees in Northern France were surprising their keepers when they produced honey in purple, blue and green. The colored honey can not be sold due to France's standards.  Normally, the honey ranges from colorless to brown, just as expected.  But, honey in region was coming out rainbow colored!
Where the bees pollinating exotic wildflowers?  Sadly, no.
They were feeding on discarded M&M shells discarded from a biogas plant located just 2.5 miles from the hives!
Oddly enough, the waste processing plant and the beekeepers solved the mystery at the same time.  The candy remnants are now covered and the bees must find another source of nourishment.

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