Elizabeth Vernon, aka “Queen Bee”, founder of Bird and the Bee, has been an apiarist for nearly a decade and is living her dream healing people with cannabutter. Vernon found her purpose when a beekeeper offered to take her on as an apprentice.
When Elizabeth isn’t breeding Ayam Cemanis, a beautiful rare chicken from Indonesia, she is keeping busy infusing cannabis into honey with her Magical Butter machine.
Cannabis-infused only can be used topically or ingested – depending on the desired effects. Both cannabis and honey are known to have healing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding cannabis to honey creates a potent and healthy natural remedy for many common ailments.
“Infusing honey has been practiced for over 3,000 years. Honey is an extremely versatile base with a large number of healing properties. Adding different herbs and blends of herbs can create a powerful combination that can prevent and fight illness and diseases in the body.” – Elizabeth Vernon in an interview with HighTimes
How is Cannabis-Infused Honey Helpful?
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Honey is a great source of food that contains all the vital enzymes, vitamins, minerals and waters that sustain life. For thousands of years, Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians have been documented to have used honey for its healing properties as early as 384 BC. This incredible substance has been used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial treatment, and it’s been used since ancient times for this very purpose, making it excellent for wound care, coughs, and boosting memory. More people are eating a tablespoon or two as part of their daily health regimen for this very purpose.
It’s prominent that honey is known to treat colds, allergies, insomnia, diabetes, and acts as a natural energy source. Infusing cannabis oil into honey can make the mixture a more powerful and potent healing remedy. There have been claims by doctors about how cannabinoid CBD may be effective at suppressing an overactive immune response triggered by influenza or even Ebola.
The healing properties of honey combined with cannabis make for a powerful combination, especially if you are using it for its benefits. For patients who want to medicate with cannabis, without the psychoactive effects of THC, CBD-infused honey is available.
you should understand the differences between CBD-infused honey and THC infused honey. CBD-infused honey, which carries psychoactive properties, unlike CBD, doesn’t offer psychoactive properties.
However, Cannabis-infused honey is an extremely versatile and it can be used in teas, smoothies, and even coffee. Spread, dips, salad dressings, desserts, sauces, or on top of other edibles are other usages of Cannabis-infused honey. Honey is naturally a preservative, so you can keep it safely stored for the times you need an energy lift.
If you want to see a quick how-to recipe video on making cannabis-infused honey, check out this video from Vice. An easy to follow and instructional method to create your own mixture and buzz up your kitchen can be found in Healthy Hemp Oil.