Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Since August, something strange has been happening around the town
of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace in France. Beekeepers have been bee-dazzled
to see their honey produced in mysterious shades of blue, green, and red. Bees have
been seen returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful matter. This,
the residents believe is responsible for turning their honey into such unnatural
colours. Bee-wildered, the beekeepers embarked on an investigation and combed
the area to discover that a biogas plant 4km away has been processing waste
from a Mars factory producing M&M's. Here stocks of shells in bright red,
blue, green, yellow and brown are stored before processing. Asked about
the issue, a Mars spokesman said “We were in the dark about it!” He
wouldn’t elaborate on just how dark it was, but hinted it was at least 70%
cocao. The psychedelic
honey is unsellable and is a new headache for the affected beekeepers, droned,
Alain Frieh , president of the apiculturists' union. Agrivalor, the company
operating the biogas plant, said it had put in to force ‘Plan Bee’ and has cleaned
its containers and incoming waste would now be stored in a covered hall. As
for the M&M's infused honey, union head Frieh said it might taste like
honey, but there the comparison stopped. "For me, it's not honey. It's not sellable."
We say sell it as special Halloween edition. The colours are appropriate
and it's most likely full of E numbers so it will have your kids bouncing off
the walls! Hive yourself a good time today!
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