When it comes to growing cannabis, bugs are usually seen as pests and something to get rid of ASAP. Honeybees are an exception. Both cannabis and honey are naturally occurring products that have numerous healing benefits for humans. Combining the two sounds ideal. So, can bees make cannabis honey? Find out more below.
Can Bees Make Cannabis Honey?
The short answer is NO. Bees cannot make cannabis honey. This claim is 100% false.
Even if the honey gathered from marijuana plants did contain cannabinoids, the honey would not be psycho-active due to the lack of heat applied (such as traditional smoking or decarboxylation) which ‘activates’ the THC in marijuana.
Individuals who have eaten honey made from cannabis plants are more than likely experiencing a psycho-sematic effect, that is, one that is a placebo.
Cannabis is a wind-pollinated plant, therefore, bees have no influence on how they’re pollinated. In addition, scientific literature points to evidence that bees will collect more pollen from male cannabis plants during a certain stage if its life is known as a floral dearth.
Are Bees Naturally Drawn To Cannabis Plants? Can Bees Make Cannabis Honey?
As mentioned, insects have no endocannabinoid system so the THC does not affect them in any way. Cannabinoids such as THC are important within mammals such as humans because of the way they react with our endocannabinoid system.
In nature, bees are usually interested in pollinating bright and colourful plants. Marijuana plants are not the first choice of honeybees, so they must be trained to feed off this type of plant.
Recent studies in Israel have found that bees are using hemp plants to produce pollen that reduces stress in overworked bees.
How To Make Your Own THC or CBD Honey
Add cannabis or CBD tinctures/oil to raw honey. Simple, and you don’t even have to train any bees.
Don’t be fooled by viral videos online and do your own research when it comes to everything cannabis. The sources for this article are listed below.
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