Reuters — Bees at a cluster of apiaries in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause.
Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the roughly known species of bees. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are true honey bees. The study of honey bees is known as melittology.
A worker bee on new wax comb. New wax is a lovely off white colour. Over time the honeycombs will turn golden and then dark brown, almost black. Think of it like a white rug that thousands of tiny feet travel over.