As bee populations continue to decline, one Austin honey company is trying to raise awareness about bee rescue — and cannabis.
A few weeks ago, I told you about Canna Bees, which is Texas’ first CBD-infused honey from a bee rescue company called Bee Delightful. You can find the honey at the SoCo Select Farmers and Makers Market on Saturdays and at several area retail outlets, such as Thom’s.
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The honey contains CBD, a naturally occurring cannabinoid extracted from hemp. Marijuana, you’ll remember, is also a cannabis plant that is often sought after — especially today — for its THC levels. Like countless other CBD-infused products hitting the market right now, Canna Bees doesn’t have any THC, so it doesn’t result in a “high.”
CBD does, however, reduce stress and anxiety according to many consumers, which is what draws them to both supplements and infused commercial products.
On April 25 at Barr Mansion, the company is hosting a “pollinator-to-table, CBD-infused, dinner extravaganza” to raise money for its bee rescue efforts.
From the site: You’ll be surrounded by a symphony of scents, live music and delightfully social people, all excitedly awaiting the arrival of a live honey bee colony, rescued just moments before the event. We’ll stage the final act of the rescue at Barr Mansion for all of our guests to see. Our rescue operators and beekeeping experts will be joining us as well, happy to share stories, compelling news and answer any of your questions. During the event, all of our attendees will have access to four complimentary masseuses, henna artists and other live entertainment. Beverages will be infused with hemp including New Belgium’s new Hemperor HPA.”
You can find tickets to the event ($100 for general admission, $150 for VIP) at beedelightful.com.