There is a traditional European custom called "telling the bees," where bees would be informed about important events like deaths, births, and marriages; and that if the bees were not properly informed people feared they would leave the hive, stop pollinating or producing honey, or die daily.jstor.org/telling-t…
Killer bees or Africanized bees were created by humans cross breeding bees in the search for more efficient honey production en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
A surgeon named John Bradmore was released from prison to extract an arrowhead from young Henry V's skull. He invented an extractor to remove the bodkin (5 in. deep) and healed the wound with honey and wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Mad honey is a type of honey that causes people to hallucinate. Honey hunters in Nepal make dangerous vertical climbs to harvest it because it sells for 60$-80$ a pound. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
It is possible to raise bees in the desert, as they will collect pollen from many different desert plants. They also produce different types of desert honey at different times of year. savorthesouthwest.blog/20…
There is honey called "mad honey" which produces hallucinations. People in Nepal venture through dangerous vertical climbs to gather it. Price per pound is 60$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Egyptian pharaohs were often fat. They had high-sugar diets that were rich in bread, honey, beer, and wine. Examinations of various royal mummies show that many suffered from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Hatshepsut, Egypt's most famous woman pharaoh, was obese and had tooth decay. drmcdougall.com/misc/2011…
Today I learned about Vulture Bees. Bees that eat rotten meat and make meat honey from it, which is clear and sweet. the13thfloor.tv/2018/01/1…
The word "Honeymoon” has origins that date back to the 5th century, when cultures represented calendar time with moon cycles. Back then, a newlywed couple drank mead (the β€œhoney”) during their first moon of marriage. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Japan’s most popular curry is Vermont Curry, which comes from a 1958 U.S. health food craze marketing honey vinegar as a cure-all. sevendaysvt.com/vermont/w…
What bears really want to eat is baby bees, not honey. (even though they eat honey too) bear.org/what-do-bears-li…
Ancient Sumerian doctors had advanced surgical practices that involved washing their hands and the wounds with antiseptic mixes of honey, alcohol, and myrrh. ancient.eu/article/687/he…
Solitary Bees can pollinate exponentially more flowers than honey bees and there are many important bees that live alone not in a colony johnson.k-state.edu/lawn-…
Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. asunow.asu.edu/content/sc…
Today I learned of oleic acid, a death pheromone which triggers hygienic behavior in honey bees who bring the carrier outside to prevent infection and protect the hive nature.com/articles/s4159…
John Candy turned down the role for "Honey I shrunk the Kids" bc he felt his good friend, Rick Moranis, was better suited for it. ibtimes.co.uk/john-candy-…
The skin of a honey badger is so thick that it can withstand multiple machete blows, arrows, and spears. The only sure way to kill one is via a club to the skull or gunshot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
Al β€œScarface” Capone got his famous facial scars from saying β€œHoney, you got a nice ass and I mean that as a compliment, believe me" to a woman. He got knifed in the face and received eighty stitches for the remark because it offended her brother. worldhistoryproject.org/1…
Morgan Freeman converted his 124-acre ranch into a giant sanctuary to protect honey bees mymodernmet.com/morgan-fr…
A bear in a state park got into campers’ coolers and used claws & teeth to puncture beer cans; Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear tried a can of Busch, ignored the rest, then drank about 36 Rainier beers. They caught it a live trap baited with donuts, honey, open cans of Rainier. nbcnews.com/id/5756809/ns…
Nepalese farmers create a honey called 'mad honey' which is produced by bees pollinating rhododendron plants. The honey is psychoactive and its effects can range from euphoria and lightheadedness to being similar to a full-blown acid trip. twistedfood.co.uk/this-tr…
A tour of Pennsylvania towns can start in Virginville, move on to Blue Balls, then Bird-in-Hand, followed Lititz and Jugtown, leading to Beaver (or Big Beaver if you prefer), a stop by Honey Hole and Two Lick Valley, and wrapping up with Mount Joy, Intercourse and Climax. onlyinyourstate.com/penns…
Honey doesn't spoil even after thousands of years, like pots of it found still preserved in Egyptian tombs. It is highly acidic and low in moisture making it inhospitable for anything that tries to grow and bees have an enzyme that leaves hydrogen peroxide as a byproduct of breaking nectar down. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
One teaspoon of honey is a lifetime work of 12 bees handhhoney.com/hh-bee-blo…
Bees can produce coloured β€œhoney”. Beekeepers in northeastern France noticed that their bees were producing honey in unnatural shades of green and blue. The reason turned out to be that the bees had been eating remnants of M&M candy shells from a nearby factory. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
30 Billion honey bees from around the US are shipped to California once a year to pollinate almond trees. They are then shipped to other parts of the country through the year for the same purpose. npr.org/2017/03/09/519500…
Honey Badgers are extremely intelligent and are is extremely hard to keep locked up in captivity youtu.be/c36UNSoJenI
Honey bees are able to stab through the leaves of certain plants to trigger their flowering process weeks earlier than usual. earthsky.org/earth/bumble…
Honey bees aren't native to North America. When they arrived from Europe they spread out faster than the colonists, and Native Americans considered the appearance of the "white man's fly" to indicate the approach of European settlers monticello.org/site/resea…
The title of Radiohead's "Pablo Honey" comes from a Jerky Boys prank-call skit. rollingstone.com/feature/…
In an attempt to make his spy novels feel more authentic, author John Le CarrΓ© is credited with coining a number of terms for his fictional intelligence agency (terms like mole, honey trap, pavement artist, asset babysitter) which have become common terms used in real intelligence agencies. oregonlive.com/books/2015…
Bees that make meat honey exist. The Vulture bee collects and processes meat into 'honey'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
Honey bees keep their hives at a constant temperature around 33C. If its too cold they generate heat by flexing their muscles, and if its too hot then they vent hot air by fanning their wings arnia.co.uk/temperature-a…
Bees have a stomach specifically for honey. If they get hungry they can turn a valve which allows some of the collected nectar to travel to their stomach. honeybee.org.au/education…
β€œVermont Curry” is famous in Japan due to the diet craze of drinking apple cider vinegar and honey housefoods-group.com/prod…
A group of caves in Spain called Cuevas de la AraΓ±a contain multiple ancient cave paintings. One such painting is called the "Man of Bicorp" depicting a caveman holding onto vines to gather honey from a beehive, estimated to be around 8000 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cue…
3 Florida men tried to steal honey from a hive of 20K - 30K bees in Pasco County; each man got about 50 stings from the honey bees. The men were hosed down by Fire Rescue & brought to the hospital. A neighbor reported that the men had been "covered in bees", but no honey was reported stolen. usatoday.com/story/news/2…
An Australian guy shot his mate dead so he could steal his mates' $40000 worth of honey adelaidenow.com.au/news/n…
Yogurt was invented in 5000 BC and the combination of yogurt and honey was called "the food of the gods". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
Honey is made from regurgitated flower nectar. The forager bee regurgitates the nectar into another bee, the processor bee, who regurgitates it to another processor bee who is nearer to the honeycomb. huffpost.com/entry/what-i…
The "nut" in "Honey Nut Cheerios" used to be ground almonds in the recipe, but it's now made from natural almond flavouring which is typically manufactured not from almonds, but from peach pits. consumerreports.org/consu…
Honey Bees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building, literally nytimes.com/2010/09/28/sc…
There's a K-Pop group called Honey Popcorn made up of former porn stars. news.abs-cbn.com/entertai…
It takes at least eight bees all their life to make one single teaspoonful of honey. Fortunately for us, they usually make more than they need, so we can have some, too. honeybee.org.au/education…
Researchers suggest that the ancient Chinese has been brewing beer since 7000 BC. It is believed that the ingredient used for the ancient Chinese beer were grapes, honey, hawthorns, and rice mentalitch.com/the-histor…
A Honeybee hive must travel to at least 2,000,000 flowers to create a one pound jar of honey. That is a distance of 55,000 miles for the bees in a hive. goldenblossomhoney.com/ed…
Today I learned about the Yao tribe who calls for a specific bird species to find them bees nests, after which the tribe takes the honey and leaves the wax for the birds in a rare case of human mutualism with wild animals. permaculturenews.org/2017…
The kid that used the remote control lawnmower in Honey I Shrunk the Kids died of a heroin overdose while in prison in Arizona. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Archaeologists routinely find edible honey in ancient Egyptian tombs - the stuff never spoils, due to extremely low water-content, very low pH, and hydrogen peroxide (made by an enzyme in the bees' stomachs). smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
"Nut" in Honey Nut Cheerios refers to the almond flavor cheerios.com/products/hon…

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