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Blue and green honey makes French beekeepers see red

French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (L) besides colored ones at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (L) besides colored ones at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades...more

French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (L) besides colored ones at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who...more

A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample green colored honey at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample green colored honey at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and...more

French apiarist Andre Frieh holds a sample green colored honey at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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French beekeeper Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (R) besides a green colored one (L) at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

French beekeeper Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (R) besides a green colored one (L) at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

French beekeeper Andre Frieh holds a sample of honey (R) besides a green colored one (L) at his home in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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The Agrivalor biogas plant is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The Agrivalor biogas plant is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now...more

The Agrivalor biogas plant is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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