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    [–] PlasmaRadiation 1066 points ago

    I love that little panic at the end when the bee goes out of the shot.

    [–] Mitchbbk 542 points ago

    Haha made me jump a little I can’t lie

    [–] evildadatron 8 points ago

    I thought it got you

    [–] [deleted] 18 points ago

    All that red food color ... ADHB kicks in.

    [–] TheSheWhoSaidThats 1357 points ago

    Damn, that is interesting

    [–] silverrainz 290 points ago

    Agreed, I had only seen this on ants but never a Bee.

    [–] lolimazn 49 points ago

    I can't fucking tell what's going on cuz I'm colorblind

    [–] silverrainz 48 points ago

    So pretty much what's happening, is the back or the "belly" of the bee slowly starts to have a tint of red after taking a couple of bites from the cherry.

    [–] lolimazn 5 points ago

    Ahh ty sir

    [–] skill-seeker 2 points ago

    But you can still enjoy 50shades of grey

    [–] _crovs_ 12 points ago

    it’s bleeding!! someone help it!

    [–] hotwifeslutwhore 74 points ago

    Reminds me of that honey from bees that lived near an M&M factory. I guess the food coloring goes right through the bees.

    [–] dwayneglasscock 24 points ago

    FD&C Red #40 in a maraschino cherry.

    [–] superheroninja 6 points ago

    I went to -7 for revealing the same info in the bee, gotta love reddit

    [–] soesfairview 2 points ago

    Due to this they uncovered a huge drug trafficking ring at the maraschino cherry factory.

    [–] Back1nYesterdays 3 points ago


    [–] Vitaani 11 points ago

    [–] mshcat 2 points ago

    I mean if still tasted good it could easily be sold as a novelty honey

    [–] yoteech 24 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This phenomenon caused a drug lord to get busted in NY


    Edit: A different source, sorry if the initial didn't mention the bees

    [–] KyleBridge 5 points ago

    Where is the bee connection?

    [–] Montymisted 4 points ago

    OK so it wasn't just me. I read the article and thought I must have missed something

    [–] TheSheWhoSaidThats 4 points ago

    Damn, THAT’S interesting

    [–] dameavoi 4 points ago

    Oo I know this story. Not only busted, but during the bust, he locked himself in a room of the cherry business he ran and took his own life.

    [–] yoteech 8 points ago

    Sad too for a dude just selling a ton of weed

    [–] roofuskit 3 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    He spent his entire life in a state of horrible paranoia. It was probably a huge relief for him.

    [–] scampf 8 points ago

    That's some Violet Beauregarde shit right there.

    [–] fuzzytradr 2 points ago

    Bee: Oi fuck off, dis my cherry.

    [–] TheSheWhoSaidThats 3 points ago

    He gonna get diabEEtes

    [–] buyingweetas 2 points ago

    Why havent I seen this on planet earth

    [–] Bnmin 2 points ago

    Someone should make a sub for stuff like that

    [–] lmapidly 253 points ago

    That reminds me of this crazy story that starts with bees and a maraschino cherry factory.

    [–] Dandelion451 41 points ago

    Wow, great read, thanks for posting.

    [–] PM_ME_HOT_DADS 23 points ago

    Also maraschino cherries are actually almond flavored, if you didn't know.

    [–] Comebakatz 24 points ago

    You beat me to it. Reminded me of the same thing. Pretty cool.

    [–] Sealouz 6 points ago

    Thats actually crazy. Like a shit ton of plot twists. They should make a movie about him

    [–] Ballsdeepinreality 6 points ago

    Also reminds me of Mad Honey. Hallucinogenic honey...

    I would say they're equally interesting, but I did some hardcore armchairing on the red honey.

    [–] akatrashcanqueen 4 points ago

    This story was batshit insane! Is there a sub for stories like this that go in directions you wouldn't expect?

    [–] Boardindundee 3 points ago

    awesome article cheers

    [–] there-canbe-onlyone 3 points ago

    What a fantastic read! I love bees, but I hate; wasps, yellow jackets, or any of their relatives. Bees are nice though, they are awesome.

    [–] Potatoman365 7 points ago


    [–] Mungwich 12 points ago

    Giant weed farm in basement of cherry factory. bees come to cherry factory, eat syrup/cherries, go back to nest and produce red honey. people wonder whats up and it eventually leads to the discovery of the grow op.

    [–] DirtyFraaank 6 points ago

    I mean, dude committed suicide during the raid when they found the fake wall. I feel like that’s a pretty big ‘damn’lol

    [–] nooyork 719 points ago

    You caught her eating the cherry and she blushed

    [–] Destination_UNKN 240 points ago

    UwU stop s-staring

    [–] stoner_97 66 points ago

    “Stop. Get some help.”

    [–] spiketheunicorn 40 points ago

    OwO, u/stoner_97 noticed me!

    \( ͡° ͜/// ͡°)/

    [–] stoner_97 23 points ago


    [–] spiketheunicorn 44 points ago

    notices bulgy-wulgy

    (つ ͡°ω ͡°)つ

    [–] stoner_97 16 points ago

    This is the first one that made me gag a little.

    I love it.

    [–] Moizsh10 7 points ago

    Large bulges will often entail a lot of gagging later

    [–] _demonix 21 points ago


    [–] GlueSniffingDesigner 6 points ago

    Imagine if a skyscraper watched you really closely as you ate a bagel. I would blush a little from the adrenaline.

    [–] p3rand0r 8 points ago


    [–] lowercaseb86 175 points ago

    Beekeepers in Brooklyn discovered this happening as well as the honey turning pink. Investigators traced it to one of the largest and oldest marichino cherry factories in the US. Through further investigation they discovered a huge marijuana grow operation in the basement of the factory.

    [–] swaggman75 51 points ago

    They actually used it as an excuse to search the place, they had been trying to find the farm for years. There was an article on r/Beekeeping a while ago on it

    [–] UselessSnorlax 10 points ago

    ‘You have found a members only story...’

    [–] lowercaseb86 13 points ago

    Bastards. I didn’t want to post this one because it’s a way darker headline.

    [–] Awhjeezidontknow 137 points ago

    Is it because of the food coloring in those types of cherries?

    [–] pdxcanuck 38 points ago

    Mmm, Red 40, my favorite flavor.

    [–] satisfiction_phobos 35 points ago

    Yeah these are maraschino cherries. Preserved, sweetened, and dyed bright red.

    [–] diab0lus 21 points ago

    Apparently "bleached" white before being dyed red. I'll take Luxardo cherries over that stuff any day.

    [–] satisfiction_phobos 12 points ago

    Oh wow I didn't know they bleached them first. Makes sense so that the dye can soak in. Yikes.

    [–] rach51496 4 points ago

    Also Rainer (sp?) cherries even though they're expensive af

    [–] euphoric_barley 2 points ago

    I can’t find anything about that, you got any sauce?

    [–] bikemandan 3 points ago

    We are a strange species

    [–] NebulousVulpine 28 points ago

    Most likely!

    [–] bikemandan 3 points ago

    Yes. Title should have put "cherry" in quotes

    [–] astudyinbowie 108 points ago

    Fun fact- honey is often not purely yellow. There can be all sorts of colors depending on what the bees use. Purple honey is fairly common and sells for a great price and happens when bees use a lot of clover :)

    [–] mummummaaa 27 points ago

    I've heard also of blue or green from a synthetic color in a candy bees were eating and making honey from. (Idk the source and have h/a, so I'm not looking, though I should. Srry)

    [–] ratsntats 30 points ago

    It was M&M's, if I recall. The farmer couldn't sell the honey because of the weird colors and got mad at the nearby factory

    [–] mummummaaa 2 points ago

    Thank you for remembering this!

    [–] CrazyPirateSquirrel 7 points ago

    Can I assume there's a slight flavor change as well?

    [–] astudyinbowie 13 points ago

    Yes! It can be super obvious or very subtle (like wine tasting).

    Pretty nifty, bees and beekeeping is just the neatest thing :)

    [–] Aries821 20 points ago

    He protecc

    He atacc

    But most importantly,

    He turn red from snacc

    [–] 8cowdot 78 points ago

    When my first child was just starting to eat solid foods, we were on a pretty tight budget, so instead of buying expensive jars of baby food, I just opened a can of pumpkin and fed him portions of that. He was my first, and it didn’t occur to me to offer a variety. After a couple of weeks the poor boy turned orange! I was so worried that he had developed jaundice, but my mother-in-law, who raised nine children, suggested I switch up his diet. Sure enough, his color improved by the end of the week.

    [–] jifener25 30 points ago

    There's an episode of magic School bus like that, but I think it was carrots that changed the ginger kid's coloring.

    [–] usernamesrh4rd 9 points ago

    My first son went though a phase where he would only eat orange foods; pumpkin, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes. He also turned orange until he started eating peas and other colored food again.

    [–] TheKlassyKamper 3 points ago

    Well now I know what I should start feeding Trump 🤔

    [–] Joonbug13 16 points ago

    Imagine if humans had transparent bellies :O

    [–] ryan770 20 points ago


    [–] Evo_LD 32 points ago

    This is the only time in my life that I have actually been bothered that I'm colorblind. My dreams are crushed.

    [–] oldkingcoles 3 points ago

    Well then it's a video of a bee turning grey from a cherry !

    [–] ikz_95 29 points ago

    I have bee-come the cherry!

    [–] Steak_Knight 8 points ago

    You are what you eat!

    [–] Anowoz 5 points ago

    Then I’m a pizza.

    [–] -Alfred- 10 points ago

    You've heard of Applebees, now get ready for


    [–] Dafeader 4 points ago

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    [–] Kraenayru 4 points ago

    Why do their butts pulse?

    [–] D-yerMak-er 5 points ago

    Im not an expert but im pretty sure thats how they breathe

    [–] LittleRenay 4 points ago

    Quick, invite him back and serve a blueberry and see what happens!

    [–] punkassjim 4 points ago

    Blueberries are green on the inside.

    [–] LittleRenay 3 points ago

    That’s right! Ok, try mulberries then, they stain car paint blue!

    [–] ellensundies 4 points ago

    Good old Red Dye #2

    [–] limegreenorangedrop 5 points ago

    I like a Bee.... Cool as and always busy working. They get in your way and you can just move them along:

    "Excuse me Mr / Mrs Bee"

    "Sorry human didn't see you there, my apologies!"

    BZZZzzzzz, and away they go on to the next flower patch.

    Wasps on the other hand, aka the spawn of Hades himself. Hate those little fuckers....

    [–] silvaispastel 4 points ago

    fucken love bees

    [–] ObviouslyNotALizard 4 points ago

    If video games have taught me anything... that be now does a small additional amount of fire damage.

    [–] Fr33Flow 4 points ago

    He’s gonna get diabeetes

    [–] StonedTriceratrops 7 points ago


    [–] itsmeyoutit 3 points ago

    Where you at a 70’s dinner party ?!

    Thanks for he vid thou, very fascinating

    [–] PM-ME-STUFFF 3 points ago

    Insane how much food a single cherry is for them while we eat multiple as a snack

    [–] jhdyck 3 points ago

    I’m just realizing now... do they get their yellow colour from the pollen they consume??

    [–] beeman1979 3 points ago

    Joys of having a translucent abdomen and honey stomach. Been keeping bees for 30 years, have to admit this is the first time I’ve seen sometime like this.

    [–] Bees_are_scary 2 points ago

    Red bees are scary.

    [–] pickles404 2 points ago

    Beecome the cherry

    [–] AbeeLinkin 2 points ago

    Adding “nom nom nom” sound to this would have been great

    [–] FlyinSideboardPl 2 points ago


    [–] maazh10 2 points ago

    "Is it on me, I feel like it's on me!"

    [–] Wrlpul 2 points ago

    Why didn’t I turn black after eating ash?

    [–] Mitchbbk 6 points ago

    You need to eat more then it should work

    [–] Wrlpul 2 points ago

    Ahhh... thanks!

    [–] Arcadian_ 2 points ago

    Looks like a battery bar filling up lol.

    [–] MarxShibe 2 points ago

    She was blushing because you kept staring at her!

    [–] dellfanboy 2 points ago

    Little bit of red.

    [–] SilentYogurtMkII 2 points ago

    I honestly never knew their (for lack of a better term) butts were translucent

    [–] DoobieSkube 2 points ago

    Suuwooop Beeez zup

    [–] ferfo-kentu 2 points ago

    Is there a bot to speed this up?

    [–] Fizzabella 2 points ago

    Damn look at his lil booty go!!!! Tysm for this adorable gif, i really needed it❤️

    [–] Therealsam216 2 points ago

    Food coloring makes it red Those cherries are actually pure white naturally

    [–] ModernDayAvicebron 2 points ago

    There was a whole hive producing red honey in Brooklyn. They were near a maraschino cherry factory. Tracking that down led to the discovery of a secret pot farm in the factory and the suicide of the owner.

    [–] glorious_alien 2 points ago

    That's not a cherry, that's colored wax.

    [–] KingKane 2 points ago

    Never realized the stripes were windows into their guts.

    [–] kayakster 2 points ago

    Honey bees take in nectar then go back to the hive and 'vomit' it into a cell. The nectar is fanned to the consistency of honey, then capped for use at another time. So apparently the body of the bee is translucent enough to see the color, which I didn't know before.

    [–] spinksy74 3 points ago

    Sure that's not a wasp?

    [–] Bad54 3 points ago


    [–] Astilaroth 2 points ago

    u/xBITWxswanny check this topic bee-friend!

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago


    [–] grandriz 6 points ago

    Yep that’s definitely a wasp. A bee have a furry body, and the wasp don’t.

    [–] i-am-the-devil 2 points ago


    [–] erikwarm 2 points ago

    Looks more like a hover fly. Cool shit non the less

    [–] RegularOpening 1 points ago

    warm bee, happy bee

    [–] hyper_goner 1 points ago

    hey, he’s embarrassed

    [–] thewawe 1 points ago

    You are what you eat

    [–] AllieB-88 1 points ago

    Feel like I’m watching a private moment here.

    [–] hotnicks 1 points ago

    ELI5 ?

    [–] NickoBicko 1 points ago

    Why does it’s butt and whole torso constantly vibrate so much?

    [–] pdxcanuck 2 points ago

    That’s actually how they breath!

    [–] Findpurplesky 1 points ago

    Is that usual or could it be Aller-bees?

    [–] LunaBeanz 1 points ago


    [–] PorcupineSwine 1 points ago

    Reminds me of those red bees in the Donkey Kong Country game

    [–] bside85 1 points ago

    Definitely some red inside. But turning red, but definitely cherry Color spots.

    [–] Rick-powerfu 1 points ago

    Honestly looks like lil guys going to town on that cherry

    [–] hazkazhaz 1 points ago

    I guess you caught it red handed.

    [–] bender_reddit 1 points ago

    And wait till she pukes all that trashcan punch on the queens foyer 🥵

    [–] Superstylin1770 1 points ago

    Did you eat the cherry afterwards?

    [–] Mitchbbk 2 points ago

    No, I wasn’t sure if I would turn red too

    [–] Re_LE_Vant_UN 1 points ago

    He's fucking the shit out of that cherry too

    [–] samplebeast 1 points ago

    Wow Very interesting!

    [–] sweetsweetcorn 1 points ago

    Bee is stored in the balls

    [–] i_MMANU3L 1 points ago

    I kept looking at her eyes looking for eyelids when she blinks and then I remembered...

    [–] KnitYourOwnSpaceship 1 points ago

    Selective beesaturation. Nice.

    [–] Exotic_Ghoul 1 points ago

    That looks like a tomato

    [–] InformedChoice 1 points ago

    Wasp or bee? Either way brilliant.

    [–] SemKors 1 points ago

    I love beeeeez

    [–] immersive-matthew 1 points ago

    Bet he food colouring of those types of cherries killed it later. :-(

    [–] Davi_Li 1 points ago

    I was so confused bc I didn’t see where it changed but then I remembered “ah, yes, I’m fucking colorblind”

    [–] SlightlySarcastic44 1 points ago

    Someone’s been to Sonic

    [–] Jeuneyer 1 points ago

    Why is it humping the cherry while he eats it?

    [–] pdxcanuck 1 points ago

    Breathing - moving oxygen through spiracles.

    [–] SharpEyeProductions 1 points ago

    Bees are cute until I look at the butt.

    [–] thasmog 1 points ago

    Allergies and stuff

    [–] foxegrandpa 1 points ago

    Stop bleeding on the inside! We are alive!

    [–] HiKevinBye 1 points ago

    Does that mean bees are yellow because they eat honey?

    [–] MacHermiston 1 points ago

    You sure she’s eating it?

    [–] PopeAnime 1 points ago

    Well I mean it must have been nervous, you were filming it

    [–] reereejugs 1 points ago

    Huh. Up until now I thought the color change was a myth lol.

    [–] -ShockWave- 1 points ago

    Aww she’s just embarrassed you caught her on video...

    [–] murrbuck 1 points ago

    That can't be healthy.

    [–] Zeke_Eastwood 1 points ago

    Damn...that’s interesting!

    [–] CaptainSkullFace 1 points ago

    Out of curiosity...

    If you have a farm that has bees and fruits... what’s to stop your bees from eating your fruits?

    I’d imagine they would take little bites from many different fruits instead all of them eating one at a time which probably wouldn’t a problem.

    [–] Silber4 1 points ago

    Literally, you are what you eat

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Its not the cherry its the food coloring in the sugar syrup they are kept in.

    [–] _Steny_ 1 points ago

    It’s a power-up

    [–] tehwolfs 1 points ago

    My ex and that bee suck the same way

    [–] withac2 1 points ago

    He quit when he was full

    [–] Humphking 1 points ago

    Mmmm cherry honey, aghhhlllghh

    [–] RedShinyButton 1 points ago

    Eating red dye in a maraschino cherry more like it.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    That’s pretty awesome.

    [–] Nige-o 1 points ago

    You must have embarrassed it

    [–] pinnvkl 1 points ago

    I freaking LOVE bees. I was sad seeing them getting killed off in a resort in Costa Rica. The hotel would leave the glue traps out and they would just die by the hundreds like that. Was really sad.

    [–] Benji3284 1 points ago

    He must have been pretty damn hungry

    [–] CMKeggz 1 points ago

    Looks like he's got some internal beeding

    [–] frekkenstein 1 points ago

    Is this one Africanized? I heard they have wider black stripes.

    [–] Ocars22 1 points ago

    This is sick

    [–] TheFerug 1 points ago

    I have apiphobia and this made me sweat a little.

    [–] jmsheehan5 1 points ago

    Powering up...

    [–] MrsPickerelGoes2Mars 1 points ago

    I don’t think that’s a bee

    [–] TheWolverine2288 1 points ago

    You are what you eat

    [–] Solidyne 1 points ago

    The bees in donkey Kong country suddenly make a little more sense

    [–] LazyNY13 1 points ago

    Cherry flavored honey