Red Bees

A bunch of Brooklyn bees have been coming home flushed. The New York City beekeeper Cerise Mayo -whose first name means 'cherry' in French- was puzzled when her bees' honey also turned as red as cough syrup.

She told the New York Times a friend joked that the bees were imbibing the runoff at Dell's Maraschino Cherries Company, in Mayo's neighborhood.

Tests confirmed the bees were riddled with red Dye #40, the same food coloring found in the cherry juice.

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