Honeybees and pollen

Steven hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:33:11 PST
Hi Alberto, the short answer is no, it is impossible for honey made from poisonous plants pollens to produce poisoned honey.... 

I imagine their might have been other circumstances that got the Romans, far beyond their knowledge of the day... It was a time of indulgence & food exposed for long periods to numerous bacterias, also a time of ergot mold in grain for bread that caused hallucinations & even death, & the list goes on... 

Bees world wide use extensive numbers of extremely deadly plants to make honey & the end product is always pure & safe... 

However, for those of us with good imaginations, hypothetically toxins could carry on the bees body hairs, but again bees are infallible when it comes to cleanliness & their should be no contamination at all... 

...Treats 4 Dogs...

On 15/11/2014, at 6:53 AM, arnold140@verizon.net wrote:

> Good to get back to bulbs.
> Do we think that honey with pollen collected from Boophone is toxic.  I've read that a honey made from pollen of a Rhododendron was poisonous when Roman soldiers ate it.
> Arnold
> New Jersey, where I wish there were more honey bees.
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