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Bees Make Blue and Green Honey Thanks to Nearby M&M’s Waste Processing Plant

It looks like a rack of homemade candles, but the image above is actually of honey produced by bees in France. The weird coloration started showing up in August, and beekeepers were stumped. A bit of detective work revealed that the cause wasn’t very far from home. The bees around the town of Ribeauville in the [...]

Bees producing blue and green honey

Residue from a sweets factory is believed to be responsible for nearby bees producing coloured honey. Beekeepers in the Ribeauville area of France bec…

5 Questions: A Taste of Honey

Sweet! Monday’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quiz is: A Taste of ‘Honey’

Honey Boo Boo Style

What do you get when you combine the most potent TV show on Earth with the most amazing song in history? Wonder no more: Mike Relm mashed up Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, an [...]

Guns N’ Roses Clothes Dryer

Welcome to the laundromat, we’ve got washers ‘n driers We’ve got everything you want honey, we know the names We are the people that can clean whatever you may need [...]

White House Beer Recipes

Beer lovers rejoice! The White House has released the secret recipe for its homemade brews, the White House Honey Ale and the White House Honey Porter. Check out the complete instruction by Assistant Chef Sam Kass [...]

‘Zombie’ fly parasite killing bees

The long standing mystery of dying honey bee colonies may finally have a culprit: ‘zombie’ flies. Biology professor John Hafernick may have stumbled a…

Honey Badger Don’t Care But We Do!

If you’ve heard someone say “honey badger don’t care” and you haven’t seen the viral video it comes from, you might be wondering about the origin of the catchphrase. You can see that video at National Geographic News, with all its NSFW language. The original honey badger video, without the hilarious replacement commentary, is from [...]

Dietribes: Honey, I’m Home!

• The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms). In fact, there are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating from such diverse floral sources as Clover, Eucalyptus and Orange Blossoms. In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor, while darker honeys are usually more robust in [...]

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

Queen of the Sun is a new documentary from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John among many others. The film is about the crisis of Colony Collapse Disorder, and how different kinds of beekeepers around the world are coping with it. I viewed the film and interviewed Siegel about it — [...]