We love hemp innovation, especially the kind that includes human sustainability. Let’s welcome Colorado Hemp Honey as another essential jar of hemp based super foods to stack on your shelves.
Bee keeper and Colorado hemp enthusiast Nick French owns more than 70 acres of land where he keeps a dozen thriving and busy honey bee hives all working to make your life better. Nick and team are creating a unique blend of local honey and CBD extracted form hemp.
But jars of honey weren’t Nick’s vision at first. He brought the bees to the farm to help aid and boost seed production for his hemp crops. The boost in seed production came down after the U.S. government and DEA got involved…
“The goal was to increase seed production,” Nick recalls. “The DEA and U.S. government regulate all the viable hemp seed that comes into the country. Basically, you can’t import hemp seed until you get approved by the DEA. So farmers here have to save their seeds and plant them again. It drove the seed prices up over $4,000 a pound last year; some farmers were forced to pay as much as $10 bucks a seed.”
Then the bees saved the day. “We were hired by Hemp Farm Colorado to come in and put bees on the hemp to increase seed production, French reports. “Hemp is wind-pollinated, but wind pollination doesn’t guarantee seed production, especially not in this volume.”
This locally sourced beekeeping pays off, as the super-food effects of raw honey are most powerful when you’re ingesting honey made by bees in your neighborhood. “You should find honey produced as close to home as possible because the honey will have those pollens in the air that might cause seasonal allergies,” notes French. “You’re desensitizing your body to those local pollens. A spoonful of honey is like medicine when you are using locally sourced, raw honey.”
Although the “Man” has stuck his nose into gold old fashion hard work and prosperity you can tell this isn’t stopping Nick French and his Hemp Honey Bees.
Read the full article here: westworld.com