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. One picture we may not have in our head is them doing what we love most about bees – the honey they make (really should also be all the food that is possible due to them pollinating it but that’s another story)
Do Killer Bees 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.
Once Again Killer Bee Honey
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Killer Bees Make Homney?
Either people are having trouble with spell check again or they believe that killer bees might be becoming corn farmers (and they still can’t spell – it’s hominy). Bees don’t even pollinate corn. It’s wind pollinated.
Do Killer Bees Make Good Honey?
No. They can make great honey. Once Again’s Killer Bee honey is well, killer. Just as your European Honey Bee, the honey that killer bees produce all depends on the source of their nectar to whether it will be a good honey or not.