Now here’s a cool idea! Weed-infused honey. This beekeeper apparently trained his bees to make honey from marijuana. Apparently it’s possible to have natural made THC honey. Now I don’t know about you, but if true, this is really a novel idea. Homesteaders who love bees and weed might do well learning this technique. Honey is a natural antibiotic anyway, as well as a natural sweetener, and it’s great on fresh home baked biscuits! THC and cannabinoids are said to have medicinal value and is purported to treat cancer and many other illnesses.
So, if this is for real, and bees will make honey from weed, and the cannabinoids and THC are transferred to the honey, then this could be a medical breakthrough. As well as provide a great sweet treat while giving you the munchies at the same time.
Regardless of where you stand on medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, or any cannabis plant, rest assured, it’s a plant with many uses. Hemp in fact can produce thousands of products from paper to clothes, biodegradable planet friendly plastics, and even biofuel!
Cannabis is making a comeback.
This is a very sweet victory indeed!
Beekeeping can be a prepper’s dream. Honey equals money, a fantastic sweetner, won’t spoil, a jar of nature’s first antibiotics, medicine for the allergic person who sneezes, snorts and snots, cures scrapes, cuts and cracks in the skin, and for kids who were rationed sugar, the only natural sugar in the world besides stevia. Ever wonder why our country cousins who had ambition lived good? They prepped just about everything that they put in their mouths and lived to be 90-100. Not the miserable wrecks we see today standing in line at the pharmacy counter at the big box stores. Oh, I forgot, a big spoon of honey in a hot toddy is the original sleeping pill! During the honey season one may also get runs on tulip poplar honey, sour wood honey, white clover honey, and in the fall, wildflower honey. Each flavor is a delight to the taste buds. Honey will also turn to sugar in the jar. Just add a few drops of water to it, put it in a pot of warm water on the stove, turn-up the heat and voila – real honey again. Sealed honey stays in its original form.
What kind of bees do you want? The African Bee was brought over on a hurricane to South America. They are now in the states. They will kill you unless you kill them at night in their nest. The main honey bee in the States is the three-banded Italian. The latest class of bees is called Russian. Sometimes bees die or disappear in all places in the world instantly. Is it microwaves, cell phone transmissions, virus attacks, wax moths, or whatever – there is a catastrophe happening as we speak with bees, their survival and OUR survival. Why? They pollinate every flower that turns into a fruit or a vegetable that we put in our mouths! In their search for honey nectar, they bump into the pollen stalks, pollinate as they suck up nectar, taking it and the pollen ball they also made to feed the babies with and put the honey on the sides of the brood comb or in the honey super.
You can make your own hive bottoms, boxes, and frames. You still need to put the wax template in to save the bees time and pull more honey. The old timers used a hollow log with sticks laid randomly inside and put a heavy cover over the 3-4’ tall log. To get honey, they took the top off, withdrew the stick where the bees had waxed and filled, cut the honey comb off with a knife placing it in the dishpan, and replaced the stick.
After you are set up you have several ways to get the bees and take them to your new clean hive sitting 3’ up in the air, facing south, preferably near the south side of a fence or an outhouse, wrapped with a layer of insulation in the winter, painted, no grass underneath, no spiders, etc.
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