Rainbow Honey

Rainbow Honey
August 23, 2016 admin
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Photo by Vincent Kessler

In drought situations or when blooms are scarce, bees collect any sugar out there, from wherever they can find it. At a factory in France that processes waste from making M&M’s, the bees went foraging,and found the remnants of colored M&M candy shells, which were being processed by a biogas plant roughly 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) away.

The waste-processing 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. The candy remains will now be stored in a covered hall. Usually, bees will always choose nectar over cane sugar because it’s easier to break down and turn into food.

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