The Honey At Red Hook

Posted by on November 30th, 2010
In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a beekeeper noticed that a hive had begun to transform and display mysterious stripes of color in their honey stomachs. Even stranger, instead of honey, the hive began to produce a bright red substance that resembled maraschino cherries or Robitussin. The beekeeper began to suspect that the hive was bypassing the local flora and heading straight for the maraschino cherry juice at the local Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Company.

“A fellow beekeeper sent samples of the red substance that the bees were producing to an apiculturalist who works for New York State, and that expert, acting as a kind of forensic foodie, found the samples riddled with Red Dye No. 40, the same dye used in the maraschino cherry juice.”

Additionally, the beekeeper noticed that, “When the sun is a bit down, they glow red in the evenings,” he said. “They were slightly fluorescent. And it was beautiful.”  Repeat: We have red, glowing bees in Red Hook! There is no word yet if the maraschino cherry honey is delicious.

[New York Times]

2 Responses to “The Honey At Red Hook”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Could it be related?
    Probably not.

  2. Nesta1 Says:

    I bet its really delicious – what about mutant red bee red honey donest sound delicious???? Hopefully some hipster from Brooklyn will start a beef business and let cows eat trash on the streets of new york. Then we’ll have a brownish green meat that glows in the dark and, who knows, maybe the cows will glow in the dark too… Maybe they’ll even be “beautiful against a smoggy, smokey brooklyn sunset”. Ahhh… nature….