Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fried Honeybee Pupae

     As a beekeeper I have tried many different honey recipes but have never considered eating the bees or bee pupae.  In the mountain district of Zhangjiajie, China the large,wild honey bee (Apis Dorsata) is very nutritious and a favourite part of the Tujia people's diet.

     The cooking directions for fried honey bee pupae (which I do not intend to follow) are:

Heat the oil till boiling, put the honeybee pupae into the oil and do not take them out until they float to the surface of the oil. Then put them into a clean pot, add salts, green onion, bruised ginger, chili, and peppers into the spot, and stir-fry them for 1 to 2 minutes.

     Apparently this dish goes well with wine.  Might I suggest tequila and a lot of it.  For more recipes go to the Recipes section of our Beekeepers' Library (honey recipes).


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