Cherry juice has Brooklyn bees looking red

Some local beekeepers who were questioning where their bees were getting their nectar after harvesting bright red honey finally seem to have an answer.The beekeepers

BROOKLYN - Some local beekeepers who were questioning where their bees were getting their nectar after harvesting bright red honey finally seem to have an answer.

The beekeepers say their bees, which also turned red, normally find their sweet nectar from flowers, but recently found an easy way out and were feeding on the runoff from the red food coloring used in the cherry juice at the nearby Dell's Maraschino Cherries Company.

Tests confirmed the bees were riddled with Red Dye No. 40 - the same food coloring found in the cherry juice.

Beekeepers in the area say they plan to have their bees back to making all-natural honey by next summer.

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