a taste explosion, maybe
By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jan 06, 2010
When I took up beekeeping a couple of years ago, little did I know that I would be handling dangerous substances.
Did you hear about the California airport that was shut down when security officials discovered bottles that tested positive for explosives?
When the bottles were opened, two of the screeners smelled a strong chemical odor, complained of nausea and were rushed to a local hospital, where they treated and released, Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Michael Whorf said.
Explosives that cause nausea, huh? Nasty stuff! What do you suppose it was?
The FBI thoroughly tested the bottles, and found that they contained... honey. Pure honey. Nothing but honey.
Honey does not cause explosions. Nor does it cause nausea. Nor does it-- ordinarily-- shut down airports. Somebody-- several somebodies, I'd guess-- let their imagination work overtime.
If the bees find out, they'll be angry. And you don't want to make them angry.
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