In Nepal, giant bees produce hallucinogenic honey

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The question of the day: “Do all honeys have the same sweetening power?”

Honey certainly has a sweetening power, but there is also a natural hallucinogenic honey!

In Nepal, more than 100 meters in the rocks of the Hongu valley, giant bees (apis dorsata) with a size of 2.5 centimeters build hives that can reach a size of almost 2 meters in length. This species of Himalayan bee can produce different kinds of honey according to the seasons and therefore according to the nectariferous plants they forage.

In the spring, they produce a hallucinogenic honey. These psychotropic effects are due to the toxins contained in the pollen grains of rhododendron flowers, which bloom from March to April. If you plan to collect several liters of this red fluid causing hallucinations, do not forget the few thousand bees which protect their hive with energy.

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