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Meet The Himalayan Bees That Make Psychedelic Honey

Deep in the Himalaya Mountains lives a bee that produces what locals call "mad honey."

Mad, or red honey, is produced by Apis dorsata laboriosa, or Himalayan Cliff Bee. It's the largest bee in the world and they make an unusual honey.

Apis dorsata makes honey out of Rhododendron flowers. Rhododendron contain grayanotoxins which is poisonous to humans.

Honey made from the poisonous nectar of the Rhododendron is a powerful hallucinogen in humans and has been said to have numerous health benefits.

In small amounts, the honey is relaxing, if a bit intoxicating.

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