Bees Feeding Off M&Ms Produce Candy Colored Honey

Photograph by Vincent Kessler, Reuters

Beekeepers in the French town of Ribeauville found themselves in a sticky situation after bees from their hives began producing honey in shades of blue and green. They started an investigation and it turned out that instead of collecting nectar from flowers, local bees were feeding off remnants of colored M&M candy shells processed by a biogas plant about2.5 miles (4 kilometers) away.

The plant discovered the problem at the same time the beekeepers did and quickly cleaned any outdoor or uncovered containers that M&M waste was stored in.

Whether the honey also tasted like M&Ms remains a mystery.

Photograph by Vincent Kessler, Reuters
Photograph by Vincent Kessler, Reuters
Photograph by Vincent Kessler, Reuters
Photograph by Vincent Kessler, Reuters

via National Geographic

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