Bees That Make Honey from Marijuana Plants

A bee-whisperer nicknamed Nick Trainerbee (for obvious reasons) has successfully trained his army of bees to make honey from marijuana plants instead of flowers. The bees, unaffected by cannabinoids, can efficiently gather resin from various marijuana strains and convert it into a 100% all-natural weed honey—meant to be eaten rather than smoked. The sweet treat does retain the psychoactive elements of weed, although the THC …

Four Exotic Variations of Honey

From ghost pepper to macadamia nuts, alternative flavor profiles for the much loved sweetener

Honey complements a myriad of delectable dishes and drinks outside of the expected tea and toast. Its dynamic sweetness, syrupy thickness and versatility in the kitchen make options plentiful. Recently, we’ve tasted a handful of alternative honeys and found their application further spreadable. The following four options present distinct flavor profiles beyond traditional expectations—and for us, most of them were not only a surprise, but …

Honey-Coated Nude Portraits

Portrait photographer Blake Little’s newest photo series is sweet and sticky. Titled “Preservation,” Little’s new project involves dousing his nude subjects in gallons of honey before capturing them on film. The result is a striking image—all shimmering and sculptural as the honey encases the models in a thick layer of tacky goo. Though the exhibition of the photo series at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles …

Flow: Honey From the Hive

Collect honey straight from your backyard without the beekeeping garb

Honey has historically been used to treat burns, cuts, allergies, stomach ailments and was even thought to improve general life expectancy by the ancient Greeks. Eating honey made locally is said to have the greatest immune and allergen benefits—and enjoying the natural sweetener straight from the hive has never been easier with Flow. Currently funding on Indiegogo, the Australian invention essentially taps the hive and …

Leighton Brown Crisps

Eco-friendly snacks made with parsnips and Manuka honey

In 2009, Cara Leighton approached a couple of her restaurant-savvy friends to help create parsnip crisps with Manuka honey—a bold, flavorful syrup produced from New Zealand’s Manuka trees. While Leighton started out doing prep-work and cooking in her own home, the crew have since moved the company, Leighton Brown, to a production factory in Staffordshire, where their tasty crisps are made using all-natural ingredients—many of …