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Recipe Cannabis Infused Honey

momofthegoons

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There are a variety of Cannahoney recipes that call for anywhere from 1 ounce to 3 ounces of cannabis per 5 pounds of honey. The potency of the recipes depends on the concentration of cannabis in your honey. The amount of cannabis in the recipe below is just a suggestion and can be modified according to your personal dosage requirements.

Time Required: 6 to 24 hours

Yields 80 to 100 Servings

What You Need:

  • Crock pot
  • 1 ounce cannabis
  • 5 pounds (80 ounces) honey
  • cheesecloth
  • string
Steps:

  1. Wrap cannabis in cheese cloth. Secure bundle with string.
  2. Place bundle in crock pot. Pour honey to cover.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, stirring a few times per hour.
  4. Turn crock pot off and let honey sit to cool for up to 24 hours.
  5. Remove bundle from the honey, squeezing as much honey from the cheesecloth as possible.
  6. Ladle honey into jars to store.
 

momofthegoons

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The Benefits Of Cannabis-Infused Honey
November 7, 2017
By Zoe Wilder



Bird and the Bee founder Elizabeth Vernon learned to keep bees at a nearby community garden when a beekeeper visited and offered to take her on as an apprentice. After working with several beekeeping mentors and taking on multiple internships in upstate New York, Maine, Jamaica and the West Indies, it was apparent Elizabeth had found her purpose.

Today, Vernon is known as “Queen Bee” to everyone she meets and has been an apiarist for nearly 10 years. Also a certified massage therapist with a degree in Eastern Medicine, she’s living her dream by combining her two passions: healing and beekeeping.

Back home in Northern New Jersey, when Elizabeth isn’t breeding Ayam Cemanis, a beautiful rare chicken from Indonesia, she keeps busy infusing botanicals like cannabis into honey with her Magical Butter machine. Adding cannabis to honey creates a powerful and healthy natural remedy, since both are known to have healing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Cannabis-infused honey can be used topically or ingested—depending on the desired effects.

Fascinated by the Queen Bee and the healing magic of cannabis-infused honey, High Times and Magical Butter sat down with Elizabeth Vernon to learn what the buzz is all about.

High Times: Tell us about your experience working with bees!

Elizabeth Vernon: Working with bees isn’t like work at all. It’s learning to communicate with another species. Bees are highly intelligent and in many ways superior to humans. Working with bees is one of the most gratifying and challenging positions I’ve ever encountered. Keeping honey bees is a big responsibility. I learn something new every day.


Elizabeth Vernon in her beekeeping suit.

HT: Instead of fear, how can humans better relate to bees?

EV: Honey bees work effectively and efficiently. Each bee has a specific role based on its age. As it gets older, job responsibilities change. When you see how much such little beings get done in a short time, it leaves you in awe. The interconnectedness of the hive demonstrates how we as a society can achieve the impossible by working together.

HT: What are the benefits of infusing cannabis and other botanicals into honey?

EV: Infusing honey has been practiced for over 3,000 years. Honey is an extremely versatile base with a large number of healing properties. Adding different herbs and blends of herbs can create a powerful combination that can prevent and fight illness and diseases in the body.

HT: When you infuse your honey with herbs, do you feed them to the bees?

EV: I don’t feed anything to the bees. I allow them to take care of themselves as they naturally do. Infusion always takes place after harvesting the honey. You could start with a clover or alfalfa based honey before your infusion, since bees often harvest with specific flowers or herbs.

HT: How can people infuse honey at home?

EV: There are many videos and recipes online, like this one for Magical Honey. I have tried so many different methods and talked to so many people about what they do. I’ve found the best practice with crafting anything is to find your own balance, do research, and figure out what works best for you. There are so many different variables to consider. Are you working with fresh ingredients or dry? Are you planning a cold infusion or warm infusion? What season is it? Honey is always best to work with when the temperature is warmer. I’ve also found that using the MagicalButter machine saves so much time and energy.

HT: What are some tips for those new to infusing honey?

EV: Honey can’t bind to cannabis, and honey can’t be made into cannabis-infused honey from the bees themselves. The best way I have found is to make a tincture and to add it to the honey. Some people infuse their honey with the herbs. I feel that works with almost everything, except cannabis. Without any fat, it doesn’t have anything to bind to. Adding infused coconut oil with the tincture has been working amazing for me.

HT; In addition to eating honey, it’s a popular ingredient in shampoos and other topicals. Do you have a recipe for a cannabis-infused honey topical you’d like to share?

EV: Just honey. Real unadulterated honey. By itself, on your face, is amazing. I believe that less is more. I sometimes add lemon juice, but only in the winter. If you apply lemon to your skin while sitting in the sun, it will give you spots, so be aware of that.

HT: What other types of products do you make with honey, wax, the hive, etc.?

EV: I make body scrubs, lip balms, body butters, lotions, salves, tooth tincture, beard oil, face masks, soaps, tick spray and candles. When it comes to the honey, I bottle all different types and infusions.

HT: Tell us about your business, Bird and the Bee.

EV: Bird and the Bee is an extension of QueenBee Apiaries. This has been my company for the last six years. Now that we have added raising heritage and exotic breed chickens, we’ve relaunched with a new name that encompasses all that we are doing.

I also love the idea that Bird and the Bee represents so much more. Our products are safe for everything from birds to bees to kids and all other animals. We source everything locally, and if we can’t acquire something locally, we source it from reputable companies that are in line with our mission, methods and practices. Our number one priority is setting the example that natural products can be made with integrity and quality. In addition to our products, we have our non-profit The Honey Bee Project where we provide workshops and any other educational needs to the public.
 

momofthegoons

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Bee Trainer Teaches Bees to Make Cannabis Honey



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Cannahoney is usually made in the kitchen, but now there’s a new way to make the sweet treat directly from a beehive. Nicholas “Trainerbees” (a nickname coined by his peers) is the man responsible for the organic discovery. The 39-year-old Frenchman, who in addition to being an expert bee trainer, is also an artist and locksmith by trade, fueled his bee-training skills through his passion for marijuana and its medicinal properties.

“I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers,” explained Trainerbees. “The aim arose for me to get the bees to obtain this resin.”

The Power of Resin

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The bee trainer spent over 20 years honing and perfecting his craft. During this period, he created a technique that allows bees to recognize and collect resin from cannabis plants. The animals then use it in the beehive, where it is naturally processed into honey. So far, he has successfully produced marijuana-infused honey using the California Orange strain. For this particular project, the Frenchman worked with a total of 30 beehives.

It is important to consider that the unconventional extraction method does not harm the bees. After two years of research and testing, Trainerbees was able to gather a substantial amount of information that supports the insect’s well-being during the process. “The bees that produce the cannahoney are not affected by cannabinoids because they do not have an endocannabinoid system,” said the craftsman.

He also reported that the bees don’t have a preference when it comes to cannabis strains. The creatures will take any type of weed given to them and generate the same type of honey every time. This pushes the potential of the world’s first all-natural cannabis edible to even greater heights. Should the extraction method catch on, marijuana beekeepers could eventually produce a wide variety of cannahoney with different effects and medicinal benefits.

Sweet Success

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Trainerbees described the taste of natural cannahoney as sweet and delicious with traces of the actual plant. The final product is a thick, paste-like consistency that varies from light green to white or yellow. He also highlighted that the honey cannot be smoked and can only be ingested. Despite seeing initial success in creating a highly unique cannabis product, it might take some time for the special honey to reach local medical dispensaries.

This is because the beekeeper is currently conducting an in-depth analysis study on the harvesting process to solidify his findings. This includes setting a standard THC dosage per serving, which has not yet been established. Though Trainerbees casually mentioned that he gave a handful of people suffering from anxiety a sample platter, and a few spoonfuls helped alleviate the negative vibes and tension that the individuals were experiencing prior to eating the product.
 

Shredder

Dogs like me
Last night, after consulting Mr Google, I warmed up some old canna butter and used a hand held mixer to whip in honey.

I kept adding honey and mixing until it turned thick. Not sure of the amounts but roughly 50/50.

It tastes pretty good, the honey hides the herb taste about 90%. And after refridgorated overnight it spreads easy.

We used some on toast last night, and this am I added some to coffee. Both worked well.

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Shredder

Dogs like me
Just to expand a little this was from some older canna butter. (Ghee) The butter was strong in both effects and aroma. You had to warm it to use it and then the house smelled like weed. So we didn't use it much.

The honey was getting old and crystallized. After whipping the whole mix became grainy and puffy, but the taste isn't affected, I think that texture improves it.

Now I can just open the container it's in, and take out a spoonfull. Since the butter was strong, doubling the amount means I can be generous with spooning it out. A teaspoon seems about right.

And the taste, it's actually quite good. I think this is something I'll keep around.
 

felvapes

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Just have to be careful not to have too many honey toasts....
 

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