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Blue honey – Bees eating M&Ms

French Bees Produce Blue Honey

By JUJU KIM |  October 5, 2012 |
Image: French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey besides a blue colored one at his home in Ribeauville

VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS
French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample of normal honey (right) besides a blue colored one (left) at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar, Eastern France, October 5, 2012.

Mars Incorporated has proclaimed that “Chocolate is better in color” with its M&Ms. But French beekeepers may beg to differ on that.

Since August, beekeepers near the town of Ribeauville, in the northeastern region of Alsace, have been reporting their bees are producing blue and green honey, according to Reuters. And they’ve traced the cause back to a biogas plant that processes waste from an M&Ms factory.

Darul Amaan

MKA Research Association Annual Conference 2012

Report by Tauseef Ahmad Khan

The Annual MKA Research Association Conference 2012 was held at Darul Amaan Mosque, Manchester on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2012.

A total of 30 young enthusiastic Khuddam and 2 Atfal attended the conference [corrected the number of Atfal]. Seventeen Khuddam and two Atfal travelled from London to attend the conference, while one Khadim came from Netherlands to take part in this conference. Continue reading

Updates on Website and Sources Needed

I am a bit busy at University these days and is the reason for no updates for a while. I have a lot of ideas floating in my head and have written outlines for at least three articles.

Insha’Allah I will be posting these – possibly in the latter half of this month. In the meantime if you have any ideas, book recommendations, or comments please fire them away in the comments section below.

What I really need help is to find all Islamic and Jama’at articles that mention honey or honey bees. Any Ahadith of the Holy Prophet(saw) of Islam regarding honey and honey bees would be great. Similarly any mention of honey by the Promised Messiah(as). I know that the blessed Khulafa of Jama’at Ahmadiyya also loved honey and I would like to know all the sources where they mentioned honey and honey bees. I know of some sources and quotations that I will publish soon (and later as index). However if you know of any sources please email me at tauseef.khan@gmail.com or give the link in the comments section below.

The insight of the divines on this matter could prove to be helpful for honey and honey bee research, Insha’Allah.

Jazak’Allah.

Al-Nahl

[16:69] And thy Lord has inspired the bee, saying, ‘Make thou houses in the hills and in the trees and in the trellises which they build.

[16:70] ‘Then eat of every kind of fruit, and follow the ways of thy Lord that have been made easy for thee.’ There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying hues. Therein is cure for men. Surely, in that is a Sign for a people who reflect.