French beekeepers in Ribeauville abuzz over blue honey

Beekeepers in northeastern France have been alarmed to find their bees producing honey in unnatural shades of green and blue. The beekeepers believe the source of the problem is a biogas plant close to Ribeauville in Alsace. It is thought the bees have been eating the sugary waste from M&Ms, small chocolates in brightly-coloured shells.

beeThe plant operator said it regretted the situation and had put in place a procedure to stop it happening again. ”We discovered the problem at the same time [the beekeepers] did. We quickly put in place a procedure to stop it,” Philippe Meinrad, a spokesman from Agrivalor, the company operating the biogas plant, was quoted by Reuters as saying.

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