The words “killer bees” brings fear to the hearts of many. We see them in movies and TV shows all over some poor innocent victim. But one picture we may not have in our head is them doing what bees do best, that is make honey. Killer bees or Africanized honey bees are actually great honey producers. Some beekeepers even prefer them. But they are killers, aren’t they? Well as usual Hollywood and the media has over hyped the killer aspect of these bees. Their sting isn’t any more threatening than any other bee. However they are more aggressive than regular honey bees, but very few people are killed by them each year. This aggressiveness works to the advantage of the beekeeper. The bees are hardy pollinators.
A company called Once Again sells a honey made by killer bees, as part of their Dawes Hill line. This honey is organic, raw, and fair trade certified. It is collected by beekeepers in the Amazon. It is a rich tasting, dark colored honey. It is a great honey for the honey lover and something to start a conversation around the dinner table, so a great choice for your next dinner party.
I bought my honey at Plum Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can order Once Again Dawes Hill Organic Fair Trade Certified Killer Bee Honey from their website.