Marijuana has been a bit of a celebrity in the press over the past few years. With swarming legalisation debates, medical controversy and its constant association with us millennials, it’s hard to avoid the subject. Now, think how hard it will be to avoid now a forward-thinking Frenchman that has managed to combine the properties of honey-making and the medical benefits of marijuana creating: Cannahoney.


Introducing ‘Cannahoney’

Have you ever longed for someone to combine your two favorite things? It’s been done before. Think Ed Sheeran and Nandos. How about strawberries and chocolate?

So, why not weed and…honey?!

Going by the nickname Nicholas Trainerbee [not a coincidence], this artisan, locksmith and long-term beekeeper has managed to train his colony to produce honey from anything but flowers, such as fruit and in this case, marijuana! He explains how his training technique sees the bees collect the resin from the plant and then use it in the hive as if it was normal nectar.

This is the result of 20 years hard work stemmed by a lifelong passion of nature [especially insects] and a long history of cannabis self-medication to combat his own hyperactivity. The pot-advocate realized that by combining the properties of both the plant and honey, he could produce something fantastic: „For some time I have known about the health benefits of bee products such as honey, propolis, pollen, wax and royal jelly and also about the benefits of cannabis”.

According to Nicholas, „everything that passes through the body of a bee is improved” considering that the stinger’s enzymes turn nectar into honey.

I know what you’re thinking. The answer is no. We’re not going to have clouds of trippy bees swarming our towns. The „bees have no endocannabinoid system meaning that the resin is just another form of food for them.”

In other words, the bees don’t get a…buzz [nailed it].


With the primary focus being to produce a healthy alternative to honey with the added benefits of marijuana, Nicholas Trainerbee has achieved something many would assume to be impossible. The ‘Cannahoney’ is meant to be eaten, not smoked, and boasts a ‘quite floral aroma and colour’.

As of yet, the THC levels have not been tested but the honey does have psychoactive effects on humans. When asked, Darryl Cox, information officer from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, said: „Bees could collect cannabis pollen, which would potentially be intoxicating.

That’s right, you can get high on honey.

Pro tip: Try and think of an excuse for stock-piling your Mothers’ cupboards with honey.

If you have tried Cannahoney or would like to express your thoughts directly, you can follow Nicholas Trainerbee on Facebook or comment below.